Chicago teachers to begin 3-day march against school closings

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Thousands of Chicago teachers and supporters are expected to hit the streets of the city’s South and West side Saturday to begin a 3-day march and rally against CPS school closures.

The Chicago Teachers Union and local community groups have planned the march to begin in neighborhoods where schools are slated to close.   They will march by many of the 54 targeted schools and end with a rally Monday afternoon at City Hall.

The union opposes all of the proposed closings.  They say they have petitions signed by citizens calling for a moratorium on school closings.    They plan to deliver the petitions to Mayor Emanuel Monday afternoon.

The board of education will hold their final vote on the proposed closings on Wednesday.


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  • retiredinaz1

    Such a silly and wasteful use of time! WHO CARES if they march….is that going to save the closings? Give me a break!

  • kirby1414

    I've said this before: The King has spoken – – Rahm appoints the school board – $$$ – so they are in his pocket…He hired BB Bennett $ $ $ – so she is in his pocket…King Rahm has spoken about the school closings…He gets what he wants or heads will roll $ $ $ …
    The marching is a time waster – – they would be better off napping~

  • Larnell

    They're closing our institutions of learning, Only to save money to add on to McCormick place. Please Chicago come to a reasonable decision about this whole situation. think a bout the next generation…

    • Bill

      They're closing schools because of you Union nut jobs always demanding ever more… BANKRUPTING our society. YOU are a cancer… that must be killed.