Posts tagged "rally"

Former and current CPS students speak on why they are against school closings

A line of Chicago police officers on horseback patrol Daley Plaza during a rally to protest school
closings led by the Chicago Teachers Union on March 27. Photo by Jonathan Gibby
Worry. Anger. Uncertainty. Those were some of the feelings that current and former Chicago Public Schools students and parents expressed about the district’s plans to close more than 50 schools. We caught up with three of them at this week’s rally against school closings to hear their thoughts. Photo by Jonathan Gibby Benjamin Chacon is... Read more »

Chicago teacher strike is over, students to return to school

Chicago Public School students will head back to school Wednesday, after the union’s House of Delegates decided to end the seven-day strike. About 800 delegates were discussing the tentative contract Tuesday afternoon, when on a voice vote, they decided to return to the classroom. Parents across the city were relieved as the city’s first strike... Read more »

News Round Up: Gov. Quinn calls proposed tax increase a "surcharge for education"

Re-elected Gov. Pat Quinn believes the narrow victory over Republican candidate Bill Brady represents a “mandate” from the people to raise the income tax to support education.  Quinn, in an interview with the Chicago Tribune, said that the one percent increase would benefit education, but he didn’t say much about he plans to cut the... Read more »