Chicago parents are rallying downtown Wednesday morning to call for sustainable funding for the city's public schools.
The protest comes as Chicago Public Schools prepares for deep school budget cuts in the upcoming academic year if the state fails to produce funding for the district. CPS faces a $1 billion budget deficit in the new fiscal year, which starts in July.
Parents are protesting near CPS headquarters and hold a mock bake sale, which "will include '$250K Clout Cakes,' '$100k nothing-but-crumb cakes,' "Overcrowded Cookie Jars," etc. to illustrate how traditional methods of filling budget gaps, like bake sales, will no longer suffice," reads the event announcement.
CPS parents say they plan to keep the pressure on elected officials over the summer for sustainable school funding.