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Protesters stand against CPS budget cuts, layoffs

Several protests are planned Wednesday against CPS budget cuts.

The Chicago Teachers Union is picketing the district’s headquarters, before marching to the Thompson Center.

They are protesting the more than 3,500 layoffs since May, and a bill that would fund a basketball arena at DePaul University.

Parents rallying at City Hall are asking Mayor Emanuel to use TIF funds to restore art, music and gym programs.

And, CPS students plan to address the school board at Wednesday’s monthly meeting.

The district is facing a $1 billion budget deficit this year.

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3 Comments to “Protesters stand against CPS budget cuts, layoffs”

    Hal said:
    July 24, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    You voted for Rahm because the Teachers Union told you to, vote smarter next time.

    Joe said:
    July 24, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    If you do not understand the math of teachers pay versus results for tax dollars paid you should not be calling yourselves teachers.

    TIFforkids said:
    July 24, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Hal, CTU endorsed Miguel Del Valle. Get your facts straight. NO ONE endorsed Rahm…at least not city workers.

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