Tag: school closures

Taxpayers have spent more money incarcerating people than educating them in areas impacted by school closings

No other school district in the country has attempted to do what Chicago Public Schools is planning to do this fall: close more than one in 10 school buildings, the vast majority of them in African-American communities. “With CPS losing enrollment, officials insist that the closings are needed to ‘right-size’ the district, to save money... Read more »

For some Chicago teachers, besides the strike they are also worried about the threat of school closure

For some Chicago teachers, besides the strike they are also worried about the threat of school closure
Samantha Miller is an English teacher at Farragut High School and she feels fortunate even to have a copy machine. “We’re lucky to have textbooks, lucky to have novels, lucky to have a book room,” Miller said from the picket lines. She’s among the 26,000 educators at Chicago’s public schools who are on strike. The... Read more »