A handful of dedicated parents, teachers and students gathered in Millennium Park today to put forth one final push to stop Chicago Public Schools from closing.
They say will go to the mayor and state lawmakers, hoping to sway Springfield into voting for Senate Bill 1571 by Friday, which would put a moratorium on the closings for next year.
Last week, Chicago’s school board voted to close 49 schools next year, sparing five from the original list.
The group wants every school and program to stay open.
What are the chances of Senate Bill 1571 being passed? Not good. It must still get through committee, where it’s been since February and come up for a full vote by Friday.