Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2 schools on closure list to stay open w/ rally at Deneen

Well the gist of this article may not involve our neighborhood schools but this does relate to at least Deneen which will still face closure turnaround tomorrow. If you watch the video above or click on this link you will find out about a rally held outside of Deneen School.
Seven other schools on the closure list remain, however. And parents, students and staffers at those schools were still fighting Tuesday night. At Deneen Elementary they demonstrated on the 71st Street Dan Ryan overpass. And they got help from the Rainbow/PUSH coalition.

"We simply want to have a dialogue, not a monologue. This decision has been forced upon the parents at Deneen and we are protesting that decision and this process," said Jonathan Jackson, Rainbow/PUSH.

The Deneen school community is supporting a proposed moratorium on school closures making its way through City Council right now. The bill, however, would be symbolic, not legally binding.
I have a Google News feed marked for Ald. Lyle and thus I have at least four articles discussing any possible moratorium on any school closures. Unfortunately I haven't allowed myself the time and effort to post about any of them.

But you can look below for the actions by the Chicago Teacher Union to block any attempts at any school closings.


  1. I was under the impression it would be a turnaround and not a closure.

  2. Thanks. I decided to strike out the incorrect term. Deneen is indeed set for a vote on a turnaround not a closure. Although there may be no difference as Deneen may face a major overhaul. For many there may not be much difference between closure or turnaround.


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