Students Fight Back!

February 13, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Thompson Center, 100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Students Union, Chicago Movement for the 99%

Contact Info: chicagostudentsunion@gmail.com

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CPS has announced a new round of cuts–this time totaling $46M. Instead of taking steps to reallocate TIF funds and implement a LaSalle street tax, CPS has decided to defund our education to remedy their mismanaged budget’s deficit.

The students of Chicago will not stand for another round of racially discriminatory and financially irresponsible budget cuts. Gov. Rauner, Mayor Emmanuel, and CPS CEO Claypool are launching an attack on public education, join us as we fight back!

We are calling for a meeting between student leaders and CPS officials to discuss real, long term solutions to the budget crisis.CPS has announced $46 million in budget cuts. These ten schools are losing 5% of their budgets, the highest amount in this round of cuts. The majority of these schools are top performing, ranked as CPS level one. However, these schools are also predominantly black and brown, low income, and have above average percentages of families with limited English.

 

For more background on this issue, please seeĀ https://www.facebook.com/thechicagostudentsunion/.