School victory, Chicago-style

Submitted by Matthew on 22 February, 2012 - 9:42

Parents and students occupied a school in Chicago which had been slated for “turnaround” by the Public School administrators.

That is a process which involves the entire staff of a school being sacked and a new one brought in. The school would have been turned into an Academy.

Activists from the local Occupy group then formed a human chain around Piccolo School to stop police from evicting the protest, which ended in a victory.

Campaigners accused the authorities of failing to consult with the parents, students and local community and systematically underfunding the school.

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