Consolidation proposals spurs protest by students, teachers

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More than 100 people marched Friday outside the Chicago Public School’s
central office building, located on Adams and Clark streets, to protest
proposals to consolidate several neighborhood schools.

More than 100 people marched Friday outside the Chicago Public School’s central office building, located on Adams and Clark streets, to protest proposals to consolidate several neighborhood schools. Students, parents, teachers and community activists, representing threatened schools, chanted “Hear our voices!” and “Save Our Schools!” while banging drums and tambourines. The controversial proposals, which interim CPS CEO Terry Mazany announced in late March, calls for the consolidations to make room for schools recently opened under Renaissance 2010 and would affect roughly 4800 students.