Betsy DeVos encourages disaster capitalism in Puerto Rico. Chicago Public Schools votes to close Englewood and South Loop schools despite being called out for manufacturing "community support" for the closings. Resistance will continue! Organizers with AQE and BEJA publish commentaries blasting their states' failure to invest in public schools. Schott Foundation releases it's "Loving Cities Index." All this, and more. Check it out!
Chicago school closings
The fight against school closings in Chicago travels to Rahm's house...The fight against privatization in Puerto Rico just begins, as the Governor and Education Secretary announce their initiative, and the Legislative Assembly takes up a charter law. Peoria, IL demands investment in public education, and teachers across West Virginia go on strike. Catch up with all the news in this week's NewsBlast!
AEJ and Dignity in Schools respond to this week's school shooting in Parkland, FL; Boston Education Justice Alliance fights for PILOT changes; Chicago keeps fighting against school closings; Join a Working Person's Day of Action, February 24th! Lots of news this week. Check it out.
Happy New Year from AROS! Check out this week's NewsBlast, which includes news of yet another protest during a speech by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, news of another round of Chicago school closings, and a new report about barriers to enrollment in Arizona charter schools. The fight is on for 2018! Thanks for being part of the resistance!