“Some Valentine’s Day,” read the sign Angela Coleman, a Chicago
Teachers Union delegate for George Washington Carver Primary School,
held as she pleaded that her school not be shut down at last night’s
Chicago Public Schools community hearing for the Lake Calumet Network.
and hundreds of other far South Side residents representing the 10
schools that remain on CPS’ latest list of possible school closures,
which was released Wednesday, filled the bleachers of Olive Harvey
College in attempts to save their schools.
the meeting started, the feisty crowd, some holding signs reading “What
would Ira Aldridge say?” (referring to the namesake of one of the schools) chanted in unison, “Take us off the list,”
while stomping in the bleachers.
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