Shutdowns Spark Vows of Continued Parental Activism

Molnar, Michele
June 2013
Education Week;6/5/2013, Vol. 32 Issue 33, p10
The article discusses the reaction of parents to the 2013 decision by Illinois' Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to close nearly 50 urban schools. The author also looks at parental activism against the closures. Topics include comments by Juan Jose Gonzalez of the Stand for Children education advocacy group, a lawsuit against CPS brought by the Chicago Teachers Union, and the efforts of mother Frances Newman to protest what she sees as discriminatory acts against Chicago's African American community.


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