It was an atmosphere reminiscent of a basketball game, with a
cheering crowd packing the bleachers of a gymnasium donning the purple
and gold colors of their favorite school.
But the rallying cry
that came from those who attended Saturday’s Chicago Public Schools’
public hearing had nothing to do with rooting for their team to win, but
rather it was a plea to officials to not shut down any one of the four
schools still being considered for closure within the Ravenswood-Ridge
Close to 200 concerned parents, teachers and
community members attended the meeting held at Truman College on the
city’s North Side. It was the latest in a series of discussions CPS officials are conducting with residents from various communities that have schools on the chopping block.
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