12.13 & 12.14 Occupy Chicago Joins Chicago Teachers Union For Overnight Vigil & CPS Board Meeting to Stop School Closings

Tues. 12/13
6pm – School Closing Vigil
CPS Central Administration – 125 S. Clark St.
 
Wed. 12/14
4am – Line up for Speaking Tickets
10am – CPS Board Meeting
CPS Central Administration – 125 S. Clark St.
 
Occupy Chicago Joins Chicago Teachers Union For Overnight Vigil & CPS Board Meeting to Stop School Closings
 
Chicago 12/8 – Tuesday, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is calling for Chicagoans to join them in a vigil to commemorate school closings at 6pm outside the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Central Administration building, 125 S. Clark. They will stay overnight in order to secure speaking tickets for Wednesday’s Chicago Board of Education Meeting, and recommend supporters join them by 4am on the 14th to line up.
 
The CTU is fighting to keep public schools open, and to stop efforts by the Mayor’s Office to dramatically increase the number of non-union charter schools in the city.
 
“This is a fight for a district of publically controlled neighborhood schools,” says Jill Johnson, mother of a CPS student and member of the Occupy Chicago Labor Outreach Committee. “We don’t want our children attending semi-private, unaccountable charter schools. The CPS Board needs to do the right thing for the people of Chicago: Stop closing schools.”

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