Students protest budget cuts

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Students from North Lawndale/Little Village and Julian high schools joined young people across the nation Thursday afternoon to protest budget cuts. Most of the students outside of Chicago were from universities and were angry at proposed tuition hikes and program slashing.

 

Students from North Lawndale/Little Village and Julian high schools joined young people across the nation Thursday afternoon to protest budget cuts. Most of the students outside of Chicago were from universities and were angry at proposed tuition hikes and program slashing. In Chicago, the students had been prepped by their teachers–members of C.O.R.E., a progressive faction of the teachers’ union—about the CPS deficit and the prospect of the district axing after school, sports and other programs. The group of about 40 students marched down Clark Street chanting “No Money, No Schools, No Future!” “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho! School Closings have got to go!” and “What do we want? Education! When do we want it? Now!”