Student Teachers Help Community

n-2014-08-22-student-teacher-whbfFrom: WHBF TV 4 (Rock Island, IL) -

Although school (in Galesburg) is not in session (because of a teachers strike), school lunch is. The school district and community (including 16 student teachers from Knox College) are stepping in so kids are taken care of.

“The strike is affecting everybody. Not being in school is hard enough so we just wanted to make sure that people are affected as little as possible and students being hungry is certainly not an effect of the strike that is acceptable at all. So, we’re trying to ensure that that’s not happening while we’re negotiating,” said Martina Pezzino, student teacher from Knox College. (16 student teachers from Knox volunteered to help distribute lunches during the strike.)… Read more…