On December 3rd at 10 am, the Chicago Teachers Union and Occupy Chicago's Labor Outreach Committee will be holding a workshop at King College Prep High School, 4445 S. Drexel. A leaked memo from the Chicago Public Schools reveals that "Mayor 1%" Emanuel wants to close nearly 140 schools in the next two years. By cutting funds for public education, "Mayor 1%" hopes to open more private schools, and weaken the Chicago Teachers Union. Not surprisingly, the Chicago Board of Education is dominated by 1 percenters, including billionaire Penny Pritzker, and former CEO of the Chicago Board of Trade David Vitale, who is now president of the Chicago Board of Education. In recent years, parents at many schools have led vigorous efforts to fight such closings, staving off the attacks through resilient partnerships and public action. All this and more will be covered at the workshop this Saturday. Please join us!