WBEZ | Lisa Dimberg http://www.wbez.org/tags/lisa-dimberg Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago parents make the case against school closings http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-public-schools-closing/chicago-parents-make-case-against-school-closings-84412 <p><p>Some parents and teachers are sending a message to Chicago Public Schools officials to slow down.</p><p>Last week, CPS announced plans to merge or close fourteen schools throughout the city.</p><p>Monday night, parents, teachers and students formed a standing room only audience to speak their minds before a task force charged with analyzing the closings.</p><p>Lisa Dimberg is a teacher at Carpenter Elementary, one of the schools which could be affected by the changes. Dimberg said teachers and parents first heard about the plan in the newspaper.</p><p>&quot;And when I called them out on that they said apologies,&quot;&nbsp;Dimberg said. &quot;I said baloney. Don't apologize to us. That's procedure for CPS. And I'm sick of it. They have no respect for anybody.&quot;</p><p>The task force wants to present recommendations before anything binding takes place.</p></p> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:55:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-public-schools-closing/chicago-parents-make-case-against-school-closings-84412