DNA Info: CTU Plans Protest Against CPS Closings With ‘Long March’

by Ted Cox

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CHICAGO — Teachers are joining other unions and grassroots groups in planning a “long march” to protest Chicago Public Schools closings.

The Chicago Teachers Union posted a notice Friday saying it was organizing a three-day, 30-mile march past the 54 schools slated to be closed, ahead of the expected vote on school closings May 22.

The march is titled “Our City. Our Schools. Our Voice.” It will take place in two legs on the South and West sides starting May 18, and includes a major demonstration May 20. CTU, the union groups SEIU and Unite Here and the Grassroots Education Movement and Chicago PEACE are organizing the protest.

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