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Board of Education Opts for Gentrification- South and West Side Children, Communities Lose

Teachers say no to school closings & classroom cuts, on the backs of the neediest students.

On Wednesday, June 23, parents, Local School Council Members, teachers, representatives of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, local school reformers, civil rights activists, Chicago Teachers Union leaders called on the members of the Board of Education to reject Chicago Public Schoolsí CEO Arne Duncanís plan to close ten schools and eight Child Parent Centers, and block freshman enrollment at two high schools. The concerned stakeholders, working together through the Neighborhood Capital Budget Group, held a press conference before the CPS Board meeting, demanding 'THROW AWAY YOUR RUBBER STAMPS! REJECT DUNCANíS SCHOOL CLOSING PLAN!' Read More | Images: [ 1 | 2 ]

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  • CTU Demonstrates Against Cut
  • CTU Continues Protests

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    Chicago Teachers for Social Justice | Rethinking Schools
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