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Chicago Teachers Demand More Security

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Chicago Teachers Union presidential candidate Deborah Lynch called a press conference today to attack what she calls a lack of security in the city’s public schools.

She says the current ratio of one security guard for every three hundred eighty six students is unacceptable.

LYNCH: At Gage Park High School where I currently work, our 1400 capacity school receives 1800 students. We’ve seen a doubling of expulsion rates. They did not provide even one additional security staff member for our school.

A spokesman for Chicago Public Schools says it has invested heavily in training and additional security district wide.

Lynch will be taking on current union president Marilyn Stewart for leadership of the Chicago Teachers Union.

That election is less than two weeks away.

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