Author: Treston Davis-Faulkner

Increased class sizes. School closings. Staff layoffs. Cuts in extracurricular activities. The collateral damage from the ongoing attacks and defunding of public education is mounting, and the need to champion great public schools is stronger than ever. Today, Jobs With Justice coalitions across the country will join with parents, students,… Read More»

Susan Hurley of Chicago Jobs with Justice addresses a crowd protesting closing of nearly 50 public schools.

On May 22, 2013, the unelected Chicago Public School Board (CPS), appointed by Mayor Emmanuel, decided to close nearly 50 public schools in Chicago, the largest public school mass closing in the history of the US. The implications for the largely African American and Latino working class families in Chicago… Read More»