Chicago Faces 49 School Closures. Parents Speak Out
The city of Chicago is among many urban areas facing school closures as a result of budget cuts and declining student population. This has parents concerned about their kids’ safety as they will have to travel farther to get to school.
Kenwood Oakland parent Jeanette Taylor reminds us all of what school closures mean for her child, our children, and the city. Many Moms and Dads fear as Ms Taylor does. If our youth go into neighborhoods not their own the threat of a lost education is great. Indeed, the danger may be characterized as life or death.