Chicago Public Schools

In a surprise move, Chicago Public Schools laid off 2,113 teachers and support staff, claiming that expensive pension payments "forced" them to do it. Read more...
The Windy City is is undergoing a tumultuous historical moment, with the uprising of the Chicago Teachers Union occurring alongside the ongoing restructuring and privatization of the Chicago Public Schools system. Read more...
On Thursday, July 4th, Chicagoans opposed to Mayor Emanuel’s extreme budget cuts to public services, and policies of corporate welfare, peacefully converge at the Mayor’s house to speak out against these austerity measures. Read more...
Members of Chicago Students Organizing to Save Our Schools speak out at a school board meeting against unjust and illegal school closures and draconic budget cuts. At 1:57 into the video, all hell breaks loose. Read more...
Video clips prove that astroturf groups are fighting the battle to take over Chicago schools for profit, at the expense of students and teachers. Read more...

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It's not often you can see the rise of a political leader, but Chicago saw that this week with Asean Johnson, who spoke against his school's closing. Read more...
Despite protests and heartbreaking testimony from parents, students and teachers, the Chicago Board of Education voted to close 50 elementary schools in some of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods. Read more...
Over 130 people were led away and ticketed by police in Chicago as thousands of teachers, parents and students protested against a decision to close 54 public schools. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused further negotiations, apparently making the closings a done deal. Read more...