In both Turkey and Brazil, it has been the reckless brutality of the security forces -- captured on smartphones and broadcast to a whole world that's watching -- that has caused the protests to grow. Will the United States go down the same road?
Philadelphians are strong. We endure. The school district of Philadelphia is the second oldest public school system in the United States of America. And throughout that almost 200-year history, our schools have faced some severe challenges.
Why does there always seem to be enough money for military expansion, prisons, bank bailouts and tax cuts for the wealthy, but not enough for education -- or for jobs, housing, healthcare, or old age pensions?