Sources tell the Tribune that fewer than five of the 54 CPS schools slated to be closed in the Fall will be spared and kept open. The Board of Education is scheduled hold a final vote Wednesday on the proposed closings. Despite weeks of public hearings, rallies, protests and marches, the board is expected to sign off on almost all of the closures.
The Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis vows not to give up and promises to keep up the fight.
Monday, 23 people were arrested during a protest at City Hall. They went to City Hall to deliver thousands of signed petitions supporting a moratorium on the closures to Mayor Emanuel. Several protestors sat in front of the elevators and refused to leave. The were arrested and removed from City Hall. CTU says the protesters were given citations and released.
Monday’s rally wrapped up a three-day long march on Chicago’s South and West sides.