CHICAGO (CBS) — A group of parents from three elementary schools that are closing on the South Side took a trip to the North Side on Thursday, and tried to enroll their kids at a school whose name is synonymous with wealth and privilege.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports the parents met at Parkman Elementary School in the Englewood neighborhood, and headed to Pritzker Elementary School in the Wicker Park neighborhood to demand their children be enrolled.
“Guess who’s coming to dinner, because we’re coming up north, and we’re going to enroll our children … and you’re going to treat them as good as you treat these white babies up north,” activist Jitu Brown said. “The problem is not these white babies up north. They’re not the problem. They deserve a world-class education, but so do our babies.”