PSAT for 11-27-12: Push back on closing extension this morning!

Pressure is mounting on the Illinois General Assembly not to go along with Mayor Emanuel’s ill-conceived request to push back the school closing announcement until March 31 and allow CPS to close up to 120 schools with little time for families, communities, and school staff to prepare for the massive upheaval this will cause.

Right now, this morning, you need to contact your state senator and state rep and ask them to vote NO on any extension of the closing announcement deadline. We support a school closing  moratorium NOW, not next year after too much damage has been done. We support the recommendations of the Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force, which was put in place by the General Assembly, and whose members will be in Springfield today to speak on behalf of our schools and our children, along with representatives from Raise Your Hand and others.

Those of us who can’t be there in person must be there in spirit by reaching out now before the 1 pm hearing! Support our schools!

Call your state senator and state representative at his/her home or Springfield office, or use this handy CTU form to send an e-mail now!

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Julie Woestehoff is PURE's executive director. Julie's work has earned her a Ford Foundation award and recognition as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Chicago.