Today in Chicago, education activists held a press conference to announce a citywide school boycott is being called on August 28, 2013. Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the demonstration is sponsored by several organizations, including Action Now and Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization (KOCO). Similar protests will be taking place in cities in 16 states all across the country. Read the flyer in an earlier blog post.
Students, parents, and activists are gathering at CPS headquarters, 125 S. Clark St, at 10 am next Wednesday, to protest the closings of 50 Chicago Public schools, budget cuts to neighborhood schools, and to call for an elected school board. ABC 7 reports:
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