Monday, October 25, 2010

Chicago Parents Occupy Elementary School Building to Prevent Demolition

A struggle that should inspire all who aim to fight for the rights of all children to have access to decent, quality public education

A preliminary deal has been reached between Chicago Public Schools and a group of parents who have occupied a field house at Whittier Elementary School for thirty-seven days to prevent its demolition. The Chicago Public Schools have agreed to build a library and scrap plans to demolish the field house and lease it to the local parents’ association instead. We get a report from Democracy Now!’s Jaisal Noor and speak to Chicago community organizer Cecile Carroll

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