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Protesters March Against Corporate Summit - Chicago News Cooperative

Protesters March Against Corporate Summit - Chicago News Cooperative

Protesters March Against Corporate Summit

Protesters March Against Corporate Summit
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Hundreds of teachers marched crossing the Michigan Avenue bridge to meet up with other union employees and community organizations protesting of big business.

Chicago Teachers Union members and assorted labor activists closed down parts of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive Tuesday as they marched on a summit of corporate executives at the Hyatt Regency.

Protesters said corporations should “give back” to schools and communities that are facing huge budget deficits because of the economic downturn.

The Chicago Board of Education is set to vote Wednesday on whether to grant Chicago teachers a 4 percent contractual raise. Many protesters held signs demanding the board honor the union contract.

solidaridad: A voice for community and public education - Robert D. Skeels

solidaridad: A voice for community and public education - Robert D. Skeels

A voice for community and public education - Robert D. Skeels

"I don't hear any of the corporate reformers expressing concern about the way standardized testing narrows the curriculum, the way it rewards convergent thinking and punishes divergent thinking, the way it stamps out creativity and originality. I don't hear any of them worried that a generation will grow up ignorant of history and the workings of government. I don't hear any of them putting up $100 million to make sure that every child has the chance to learn to play a musical instrument. All I hear from them is a demand for higher test scores and a demand to tie teachers' evaluations to those test scores. That is not going to improve education." — Dr. Diane Ravitch (celebrated education professor and author)

Celebrated education professor and author Dr. Diane Ravitch appears here with Robert D. Skeels is a social justice writer, public education advocate, and immigrant rights activist.
After decades of being ignored by the corporate mainstream media, public education activists are beginning to get heard, here and there. The dominant narrative, of course, are the corporate voices that are pushing through austerity measures and privatization with a vengeance. However, just as the recent Johnathan Alter and Arne Duncan vicious attack article on Dr. Ravitch shows, the plutocrats and privatizers are starting to feel the heat.

In Los Angeles we have a tough series of battles ahead, but we've seen some minor victories. A moral, if not significant, victory came when

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