CHICAGO (CBS) — Students from Chicago Public Schools slated to close at the end of the school year and other opponents of school closings rallied in the Loop on Monday to voice their outrage over plans to close or consolidate 53 schools and 61 buildings.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports dozens of students gathered at CPS headquarters before marching to City Hall to deliver an oversized letter to the Mayor Rahm Emanuel, demanding he stop school closings and listen to them.
Eighth grader Isis Hernandez said, at first, she was relieved her school was not on the closing list, then she felt upset.
“I was worried. What would happen to all these other kids in our neighborhoods? This means more abandoned houses as more families move away,” she said.