Standing outside one of the schools slated for closure, Chicago
Teachers Union (CTU) President Karen Lewis had heated words for Mayor
Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Board of Education today.
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) released a list of 61 school buildings that
will be closed. Six of those schools will be turned around while the
other 54 will be shuttered outright. Eleven schools will be consolidated.
Calling the school actions a
“travesty” and an “abomination,” Lewis called Mayor Rahm Emanuel
“cowardly” and said he “should be ashamed of himself.”
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