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CPS students protest school closings as fears over violence grow


Just days after the Chicago Public School district revealed its list of 54 school closings — plus six turnaround schools and 11 consolidations — students have taken to the streets in protest, the Huffington Post reports. Making good on anti-school closing advocates’ vow to fight the shutterings, the group “Chicago Students Organizing to Save Our Schools” protested in front of the district’s South Clark Street headquarters just before noon Monday, reports Fox Chicago. An NBC Chicago broadcast from the Monday protest showed plenty of ire was specifically set aside for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, too: Students held signs that read “Rahm, Stop Stealing Our Education” and “Rahm: Bathing In Public’s Tears & Money.”  One-time U.S. Department of Education Classroom Teaching Ambassador Fellow and Chicago high school teacher Xiann Barrett blasted the mayor as well during a HuffPost Live segment Monday…

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