Teachers or tissues?

January 10, 2014
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Charter school operators continue to target African-American communities.

Nobel Street Charter lied when it applied to open a new high school for the Belmont-Cragin are. Nobel Street is actually targeting Austin along with the Chicago Education Partnership.

Unfortunately, some of our misguided elected officials and ministers are supporting the two proposals. Our children have already suffered enough!

Residents and advocates for public schools will hold a meeting Monday to discuss why CPS is considering proposals for new charter schools after closing four public schools in Austin and cutting $280 million from neighborhood schools.

Please attend the meeting to learn how you can:

*Advocate for adequate funding for our neighborhood schools
*Advocate for a K-8 magnet school to serve Austin children (Austin has never had a magnet school. Ravenswood/Ridge has 15 magnet and selective enrollment K-8 schools)
*Speak to elected officials about the impact of CPS budget cuts on your school. Schools have to literally choose to budget for a classroom teacher or basic supplies like paper or tissue for our children

Sponsored by West Siders Against All School Closings, the meeting begins at 6:15 p.m. and will be held at Greater St. John Bible Church, 1256 N. Waller Ave.

URGENT COMMUNITY MEETING Jan 13

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