More than 1,000 Chicago public school students boycotted the first day of classes Tuesday in a protest over school funding and instead rode buses more than 30 miles north to try to enroll in a wealthy suburban district.
Meeks leads 1400 to New Trier Sun Times
Young Darius -- a little overwhelmed by the attention -- was the first
of an estimated 1,400 African-American Chicago Public Schools students
and their parents who flooded the affluent, mostly white New Trier High
School freshman campus in Northfield Tuesday to protest inequities in
Students protest funding Tribune
Shortly after 11 a.m., buses from Chicago began pulling in to New Trier
Township High School's Northfield campus as teachers, administrators
and community members were waiting to welcome the 30 buses.
School Boycott to Continue WBEZ
Yesterday, kids bussed to New
Trier High School in Northfield instead of their own schools. Today,
Meeks says they’ll head to downtown Chicago office buildings and hold
classes in their lobbies.
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