PSAT for 6-25-13: Sign Xian’s petition to return the public schools to the public


The good news is that my son and daughter-in-law are expecting a baby and have signed a contract on a new house in Chicago.

The bad news is that as of yesterday, there is no neighborhood elementary school in their area.

As someone who has fought for high quality schools for every child in Chicago for 25 years, I find this a hard pill to swallow.

It seems that the whole city has been fighting back, but we still lost 50 schools. To add injury to injury, school budgets are being cut as much as 20% or more for the coming year.

People are angry and not sure what to do next. Sometimes it just helps to express our collective anger. Try signing this petition put together by the wonderful CPS teacher Xian Barrett.



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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.