Black People : Chicago Teachers March against School Closings

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  1. Alarm Clock

    Alarm Clock Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Published on Saturday, May 18, 2013 by Common Dreams
    Chicago Teachers Kick Off Three-Day March Against Mass School Closings
    'Our City. Our Schools. Our Voice'

    - Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer
    Chicago Teachers are taking a stand once again in protest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to close dozens of schools in low income Chicago communities—this time with a three day march for "education justice."
    [​IMG] Photo via Facebook / CTU The Chicago Teachers Union launched the march Saturday morning, with plans to tour throughout the city, stopping at several schools targeted for closure along the way with "block party style rallies."

    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/18-0
     
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    Is this a trend that will or is spreading across the nation?

    Will there be enough public schools remaining locally that could handle the number of students being displaced by the closings?

    For Black families that this will affect, what are their options or alternatives to public education? I can't recall the thread title, but this was discussed at great length a few months ago here at Destee about Chicago teachers striking.

    Is there something written in the law that says that the American government OWES its citizens a FREE education?

    The public education system in the U.S. is riddled with problems, to say the least. Another example of why Black people can't afford to wait until we get thirsty before we start looking for water. Thirst is inevitable...
     
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    The sad fact of the matter is 2 pronged.

    1 Schools boards are beeing headed from city to city not by educators, but instead by corporate shills, and they are taking advantage of communities that are not united or organized as they were in the 60s, so yes schools are closing only in Black communities.

    2 The jive charter school system is being pushed down the throats of Black parents, that in effect causes disunity in the community by forcing parents to act like crabs in a barrel fighting each other over a lottery selection that only provides class seats for only 12% of the communities children. I say it is jive cause Malcolm and Dr Clarke came up with a similar idea in 64 in the Organization of Afro American Unity.
    At where we are today it will be hard but as you say necessary to implement some real collective economics fore our own schools if not bricks and mortar, at least cyberbased homeschooling and school enrichment programs and software distributed freely as well as websites, but that would require a national unity and focus we have seemed to have lost in the past 30 years
     
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