Parents and South Side residents called the Chicago Public Schools’
plan to shut down 54 schools at the end of the year a violent and
disrespectful act during the second and final community meeting
regarding the closure of Miriam G. Canter Middle School, located in the city's Kenwood community.
officials at Friday night's meeting dodged most of the frustrated community
members’ questions, saying they were there to listen and that all public
comment would be provided to CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett.
fact that you cannot speak back to us when we’re coming to you on our
hands and knees to beg for our damn school, it’s outrageous,” said Hyde
Park resident Jill Petty. Read more »