Parents and community leaders protest Chicago Public Schools' proposed closings

December 19, 2011

Delal Pektas

Some parents and community leaders were back at Chicago's City Hall today to protest against policy decisions made by Chicago Public Schools on Monday.

CPS has proposed turning around 10 schools. It wants to close another four low performing schools.

Steven Guy said he's the grandparent of a student from Fuller Elementary School. He said they do not support closing of their schools.

"We are requesting a moratorium on all school actions in Chicago based on what the research of our experiences tell us. Chicago Public Schools cannot continue to push policy that is harmful to the children," Guy said.

Parents are calling for a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. They want to discuss a plan to improve educational performance.