Rose Weighs In On Chicago Teacher's Strike
Derrick Rose puts his celebrity status to good use.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Rose prays for the US as he sides with the kids.
In a battle between Chicago's public school teachers and the Chicago board of education, basketball star, Derrick Rose, sides with the kids. With the humility and self-awareness usually reserved for spiritual leader, Derrick Rose uses his celebrity to highlight an issue not revolving around bling or an upcoming $200 sneaker release.
The Chicago Public School's strike has received much attention in the general news and Rose rightfully felt it his obligation as a leader in the Chicago community to voice his own position on the issue. This not only brings additional pressure to both sides to reach an agreement, but it also exemplifies the a great use of NBA celebrity to in some small way affect change.
Rose stated, "I'm sitting here thinking how sad it is that my city got to go through this. I love my city and everyone in it even my haters," Rose said in his initial tweet, but there was more to come.
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