CPS CEO fires back at accusations that school closings are racist

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The Chicago Public Schools CEO is angrily rejecting the accusations that a school closing plan is racially motivated. barbarabyrd

54 schools have been targeted for closure because they are under-performing or under-enrolled.

Most are in predominantly black neighborhoods.

But CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett told a school board meeting, “When status quo is not working, change is inevitable. What I cannot understand, and what I will not accept are charges that the proposals I am offering are racist.”

Outside the school board meeting, some angry teachers marched to protest the impending closings.

CEO Bennett says, real racism is allowing children to keep attending failing schools.

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