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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