School Closures

September 2015

Dyett High School Hunger Strike

September 1st, 2015|

Black Parents, Grandparents, Clergy and Activists Enter Hunger Strike to Save High School
National civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson joins strike – Learn more here!
CHICAGO, AUGUST 20, 2015 – More than 12 parents, educators and other activists in the city’s

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June 2013

Chicago School Closings

June 4th, 2013|

News coverage from MSNBC

The largest school closings in US history are happening right now
Chicago Public Schools announced Wednesday the largest school closing in the history of the country, because Rahm Emanuel claims the city is too broke to keep them

February 2013

Chicago School Closures: School Hit List Released [129 School Closures]

February 14th, 2013|

Action Alert
Action Alert: Revised School Hit List Released
Today, February 13th, 2013, Barbara Byrd-Bennett released another revision of the mayor’s Hit List, targeting 129 schools for closure next year. This unprecedented attack targets only schools in Black and Latino neighborhoods—especially the