Following Arne Duncn’s failed “turnaround” strategy, Chicago Public Schools plans to fire every staff member in three schools. This follows on the heels of closing 50 schools last year.

When will Rahm Emanuel end his reign of destruction?

Closings by Another Name

CPS Wants to Fire Every Adult at McNair,
Gresham and Dvorak Elementary Schools

On Friday, March 21, The Chicago Board of Education announced that it would fire every single adult in three of Chicago’s schools and hand over management of the schools to the Academy for Urban School Leadership— a politically clouted private management group tied to appointed Board President David Vitale.

Calling this practice “Turnaround,” the Board claims it will help students. But studies show otherwise. This is an attack on Black schools that continues the assault carried out by CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett last year, when she closed fifty schools (claiming they were the last closings for at least five years).

A community hearing will take place Wednesday, April 2 at 6:00 p.m. in each of the affected schools.

McNair Elementary, 4820 W. Walton St.

Gresham Elementary, 8524 S. Green St.

Dvorak Elementary, 3615 W. 16th St.

Stand with these schools by signing up to support educators at one of the hearings for each affected school. By clicking the button above or below you can see other events that are important. Stand up and stand together. Our schools need every voice to ring out for them.