PSAT for 5-21-13: Do what you do to stand up to the school closings

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Today PURE held a press conference with six child mental health experts who spoke out about the damage the proposed school closings may do to children, giving their professional backing to what parents, teachers, students and others have been saying over and over for the past few months. We faxed 11 powerful statements from those six and others to the Board of Education members this morning .

You can share these excellent resources with your networks. They need to be in the hands of parents, teachers, and other public school advocates wherever corporate reformers are moving to close big numbers of schools.

I was also able to speak out on Channel 2, the local CBS station – not sure when today it will air.

Lots of folks have been marching all over the city, making connections among all the schools threatened with closure. Many more are planning to be at the Board of Ed meeting tomorrow to make some noise as the decisions are made. You can be there.

You can start calling the Board of Education number now – 773-553-1600. If you’re not sure what to say, read any of these excellent articles that detail the many ways that CPS and the Mayor have lied about the schools. You’ll be inspired.

Do what you do, and what you can do. Just do something.

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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.