Sunday, April 7, 2013

CTU Takes Lawmakers On Eye-Opening Bus Tour Of Communities Affected By School Closures (VIDEO) | Progress Illinois

CTU Takes Lawmakers On Eye-Opening Bus Tour Of Communities Affected By School Closures (VIDEO) | Progress Illinois:


CTU Takes Lawmakers On Eye-Opening Bus Tour Of Communities Affected By School Closures (VIDEO)

The Chicago Teachers Union led a bus tour of blighted neighborhoods slated for school actions Thursday, providing legislators, stakeholders and members of the press with a first-hand glimpse of communities they say are being “destabilized” by Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) school closures.
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) led a bus tour of blighted neighborhoods slated for school actions Thursday, providing legislators, stakeholders and members of the press with a first-hand glimpse of communities they say are beinig “destabilized” by Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) school closures.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D, IL-1) called the bus “the freedom bus.” Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) said the views were “eye-opening.”
U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D, IL-7) said he is trying as hard as possible to understand why some CPS parents are so frustrated with the school action plan. He hoped the bus tour could enlighten him on how he might help “alleviate any of that frustration so we can continue to educate our children as best as we possibly can."
Teachers, parents, students and community activists affected by school closures narrated the 

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