Wednesday Morning News, Part 1

Chicago students skip school in protest AP

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

school funding.

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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