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Tag Archives: cps
Action Now joined the Chicago Teachers Union, Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, SEIU Local 1 and many others for a press conference at Mayo Elementary to announce plans for a 3 Day March For Education Justice called “Our City, Our Schools … Continue reading
On March 27th, 2013 busloads of Action Now parents, students and community members marched to protest the Mayor and Board of Education’s plan to close 54 neighborhood public schools! We were joined by thousands of people from Chicago Teacher’s Union, … Continue reading
Yesterday, Action Now parents and community members are held a “School Board Bullies Bus Tour” traveling to the homes of three Chicago Board of Education members to protest schools closings and post suspension notice yard signs that accuse Board members … Continue reading
Action Now leaders have been quoted in the press lately speaking out about community issues that are plaguing our city and our nation as a whole! – On February 11th, Action Now leader Charles Brown and Action Now Executive Director … Continue reading
Action Now and Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, along with organizations from 18 other cities, traveled to Washington D.C. to testify at the Department of Education Hearing on Civil Rights on January 29th. The topic of the hearing is “The Impact … Continue reading
Action Now Mother’s Experience With Charter School Fines Makes News; Reflects For-Profit Mentality Of Ed Reform
Action Now mother Marsha Godard has been in the news lately speaking about her experience with having a son in a charter school that fines parents for students’ “misbehavior.” She has had to pay close to $2,000 in fines and … Continue reading
Rally Against “Fat Cats” At CPS And March To Office Of Mayors’ Rich Charter School Buddy Bruce Rauner!
Action Now joined the Chicago Teachers Union, Stand Up! Chicago and other community groups fighting to save public education for a rally and march on December 18th, 2012. The rally began outside of CPS Headquarters at 125 S. Clark where … Continue reading
Action Now parents and community members have been active in the fight for better neighborhood public schools for years, so on the night of September 18th they were excited to celebrate the teachers’ contract victory and the end of the … Continue reading
On the morning of September 10, 2012, the first day of the Chicago teacher’s strike, Action Now President Michelle Young spoke at a press conference held by Grassroots Collaborative outside of CPS Headquarters to voice community support for striking Chicago … Continue reading