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Chicago Public Schools’ Plan to Turn Part of Senn High School Into a Naval Academy Fails

It was a presentation turned into a protest with the trappings of a pep rally. Students, parents, teachers, and community members packed the auditorium of Senn High School on Tuesday night for what was billed as a “Community Forum” about Chicago Public Schools’ plan to turn part of Senn into a naval academy run by the Junior ROTC.

Opposition to the plan was so vocal, however, that the CPS and JROTC presenters weren’t able to give their presentation over the chants of “WE SAY NO!," nor were they able to show their video to the audience’s turned backs. School and community organizers transformed the event into a real town hall meeting with an open mic, but the CPS and ROTC officials did not stick around to hear what the community had to say. Read More | Photos: [ 1 | 2 ]

  • Additional Report: Senn High School, Community Shuts Down Naval Academy Proposal
  • Related Links: SaveSenn.Org | Article on Senn Success | Education as Enforcement | Youth and the Military | Catalyst




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