Activists call for CPS boycott next week
Chicago Public Schools begin class come Monday and come Wednesday, community activists are calling for a one-day boycott for what they say are discriminatory practices against low-income students of color.
The activists gathered at city hall today and say instead of going to school, students and parents should attend a rally at CPS headquarters where the school board will be meeting.
It’s all because of the closing of 50-public schools, mostly on the west and south sides.
CPS released a statement saying in part, “We can’t cut our way out of this crisis and need meaningful pension reform. … On Wednesday, we hope all CPS students will be in their classroom.”