Why We Need to Fight Back Against Chicago's Mass School Closings

This is not even just the Chicago struggle—this is an international struggle.

What will you do to save the lives of the children of the city of Chicago?

Last week, the Chicago Board of Education announced their plan to proceed with major actions against 71 schools. Basically, unless stopped, they will close 54 schools—and send students to surrounding "welcoming schools"—and will either turnaround the rest by firing every single adult in the building, or co-locate them by placing a charter into the same building as the existing school. The schools selected are not the least utilized schools, nor the lowest performing by Chicago Public Schools leadership's own flawed metrics.

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