Ald. Deborah Graham (29th) said she was upset to see three of her
neighborhood schools "pitted" against each other at a Chicago Public
Schools' hearing last night regarding the possible closure of May and Armstrong elementary schools.
Under CPS' proposal, students
at the two Austin schools would fold into Leland Elementary, which would
take over May's current building in the fall.
“Tonight was the
first time I really witnessed this process pitting schools against each
other,” Graham said. "It is disheartening, and it puts each of the
schools in an awkward situation. How can we create the comradery that we
need to have a successful school? I think that’s in real jeopardy." Read more »