Parents protest mayor’s plan to turn middle school into military academy

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Ames Middle School is set to become a military academy, despite criticism from people who live in Logan Square.

Parents protested outside of the school Tuesday.

Under Mayor Emanuel’s new plan, Ames will become the permanent home to Marine Math and Science Academy.

Critics say CPS officials lied about the decision, and told them that Ames Middle School would not be changed.

But Mayor Emanuel says the change is best for the kids in the neighborhood.

CPS officials say the Ames conversion still needs to be approved by the board.

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