Students at Matthew Henson Elementary released dozens of balloons
Tuesday afternoon signifying their unity and hope that the school will
remain open despite the Chicago Public Schools' plan to shut it down in
“Henson is everything a community school ought to be," said
Valerie Leonard, of the Lawndale Alliance and the Committee to Save
North Lawndale Schools. "They’re the model for what we want to include
in all of our schools in North Lawndale."
Henson has a health clinic, a parent resource center, two technology labs and a library, speakers at the rally said.
“The school that they’re going to doesn’t have nearly the number of resources that Henson has," Leonard said. Read more »