CPS CEO fires back at accusations that school closings are racist

The Chicago Public Schools CEO is angrily rejecting the accusations that a school closing plan is racially motivated. barbarabyrd

54 schools have been targeted for closure because they are under-performing or under-enrolled.

Most are in predominantly black neighborhoods.

But CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett told a school board meeting, “When status quo is not working, change is inevitable. What I cannot understand, and what I will not accept are charges that the proposals I am offering are racist.”

Outside the school board meeting, some angry teachers marched to protest the impending closings.

CEO Bennett says, real racism is allowing children to keep attending failing schools.

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7 comments

  • A black man

    CONGRATS TO CEO BENNETT U R DOIN THE RIGHT THING ONLY IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO WILL PARENTS AND POLITICICANS AND CLERGY AND LIBERALS PROTEST THEIR CHILDREN BEING PUT IN A BETTER SCHOOL SITUATION THAN THE FAILING AND UNDERUTILIAZED SCHOOLS THAT THEY R PRESENTLY IN!WOW ON IN THE CITY OF CHGO

  • Danielle

    Barbara Bryd Bennet is good for closing school, check out Detroit and Cleveland. People before you make
    comments do your homework get all the facts. A lot of parents are worry about there children safety
    not about a school closing. MY son will have to cross 4 different gang,just to get to his new school.

    please google the words Babara Bryd Bennet

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