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CTU Holding Vigil Outside CPS HQ To Protest Charter Schools

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and others are holding an overnight vigil outside CPS headquarters ahead of Wednesdays’s Chicago Board of Education meeting at which it will consider 17 new charter schools.

Jamie Lee Adams is a sophomore at Roosevelt High and was among dozens of students, teachers and others outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters at 125 S. Clark on Tuesday night.

“Our neighborhood schools already lost millions of dollars last year due to budget cuts because CPS doesn’t have enough money,” said Adams.

Of the district’s 658 schools, 130 are charters and plans are laid out for 60 new charters to open up over the next several years.

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