Chicago Public Schools teachers protested Wednesday in the Chicago Loop about the district's financial crisis, suggesting that tax hikes for corporations and the rich could fill the school district's vast budget deficit.
'Mr. Ocol refused to respond to the notice or attend the hearing, and because he did not contest the charges or provide an explanation, the charges against him were sustained and he was expelled.'
Chicago Sun-Times reports on today's rallies, where teachers, parents, students, and community organizations and activists rallied at several locations downtown before converging on City Hall.
It's ironic that Claypool is now obsessed with defending the ‘rights’ of our members after thousands of layoffs, 50+ school closings, special ed cuts and no fiscal strategy in place to keep schools open next year and beyond.
Chicago teachers and other school employees take to the streets June 22 to call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to develop the will to fund schools and stop giving his wealthy campaign donors public funds that could otherwise go toward students.