A roundup of the news from yesterday's Board meeting and the protests that forced it to a quick ending. What happened, and will it make a difference? Did they go too far, or not far enough? Only time will tell. I'll add more news as it gets posted [UPDATED Thursday AM 8:40am]
Protesters Derail School Board Meeting CNC: For more than two hours angry parents, teachers and community leaders spoke at a podium that faced rows of empty chairs where board members and top CPS officials would have been seated.
Protesters take over Chicago School Board meeting WBEZ: Screaming protesters brought a Chicago School Board meeting to a dead halt for some 20 minutes Wednesday, chanting that the system’s school closing policy had “failed Chicago’s children” and produced “chaos.”
Protesters disrupt Chicago Board of Education meeting Sun Times: BRIZARD: Good morning, Mr. President, members of the Board of Education, members of the public… SHOUT: MIC CHECK!! RESPONSE: MIC CHECK!!
Protesters Close CPS Board Meeting Fox:After Chicago Teachers Union and Occupy Chicago protesters lined up overnight to attend Wednesday’s Chicago School Board meeting, the board closed the meeting to the public because, they said, protesters were too disruptive.
Protesters shut down Chicago school board meeting over closings, turnarounds Tribune: More than 50 protesters took command of Chicago Public Schools' board meeting Wednesday, shouting down board members in a dramatic show of force against proposed school closings, consolidations and turnaround projects.
CPS hands out capital dollars to schools slated for turnaround Tribune: Critics of CPS' school closing and turnaround policies have long maintained that rather than investing in failing schools, the district has instead put resources in schools slated for turnaround or ...
Protesters send CPS board members scurrying Tribune: In a chaotic scene at Chicago Public Schools' headquarters Wednesday, the school board abruptly ended its meeting and went into closed session after being shouted down by a couple dozen angry parents ...
Chicago Teachers Union, Occupy Chicago Protest School Closures Huffington Post: Starting around 6 pm, members of the Chicago Teachers Union and Occupy Chicago gathered outside the headquarters, 125 S. Clark St., chanting "Save our schools!" and many stayed overnight.
Heated Debate Closes CPS Board Meeting NBC: Parents braved the wind, cold and rain and even spent the night in front of CPS headquarters to attend a board ...