Maxine Gladney has seen violence hit her schools, her community and her own family. As a janitor at a Chicago Public School, she worries that closing schools will make that violence even worse, leaving children without a safe haven.
Chicago-based human rights advocates have sent a letter to the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights asking the international body to monitor Chicago’s school closings.The “letter of allegation” sent Tuesday evening to Geneva, Switzerland, asks U.N.
A top Chicago Public Schools official is expected back on the stand Thursday morning. Dr. Markay Winston was the first witness for the Chicago Board of Education, which started presenting evidence late Wednesday afternoon.
School officially is out for the summer at about a third of Chicago Public Schools. But because of Chicago’s historic school closings, 28 won’t re-open their doors next fall. WBEZ’s Becky Vevea and Linda Lutton report on the last and final day at a few of those schools.