Monday: Emmet parents to hold press conference, demonstrate against Board of Education Monday, April 15, 2013

Chicago 4/15/13 Emmet Elementary School parents, staff, teachers, students and community members will defiantly demonstrate to save their school at the Board of Education community hearing on Monday, April 15. Chicago Public Schools has proposed that Emmet Elementary be closed and the students be funneled to Ellington Elementary School despite parent, teacher, staff and community outcry.

“We will stand up to the Board of Education and tell them their data is inaccurate and biased: Emmet can only be considered under-utilized because CPS has denied us funding for more teachers and classrooms; Emmet doesn’t have air-conditioning because CPS has denied us money for it,” said Tammie Vinson, an Emmet teacher.

“CPS has coordinated years-long, well-organized attacks on Chicago’s children’s future,” said Lettrice Jamison, Local School Council president.

The parents, teachers, staff, students, and community members will present accurate information about how Emett has outperformed other schools, despite limitations inflicted by CPS funding. The group will then demonstrate against the hearing and the Board of Education.

Emmet students have already received reassignment slips to Ellington and other schools.

“These hearings are kangaroo hearings. They’re for show and mean nothing. CPS isn’t listening to us, they haven’t listened to us about air conditioning and more teachers, why would they listen to us about keeping Emmet open?” said Vinson.

Schedule
5 pm: press conference
7:30pm: presentation to Board of Education representatives at community hearing, Austin High School 231 N. Pine, Chicago
7:40pm: demonstration at Board of Education community hearing Austin High School 231 N. Pine, Chicago

Contact: Tammie Vinson, 708-299-9248. Greg Goodman, 248-770-2760
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W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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