Angry parents protest CPS closures
Parents and community leaders angry about Chicago Public Schools’ plans to close classrooms protested on Thursday outside the homes of members of the Chicago Board of Education.
Their group, “Action Now,” took their “School Board Bullies Bus Tour” to the houses of Andrea Zopp, President David Vitale, and Penny Pritzker. However, Pritzker resigned from the board on March 14th.
They’re accusing the board members of bullying parents, students, teachers and community members by forcing schools to adopt policies that don’t work and hurt education.
“If they were to get off their high horse, get off their cans and go out into those communities or the school that they decided they want to close, you know, they’ve been deciding our destiny far too long,” said one demonstrator.
WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this report.