CTU Calls On State Sen. Pres. John Cullerton To Put Elected School Board Bill To Vote

Bob Roberts
April 28, 2018 - 5:23 pm
CTU demonstration

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- About 100 people, including 20 schoolchildren, marched in front of State Senate President John  Cullerton’s home in the northwest side Ravenswood Manor neighborhood Saturday to demand that he put an elected school board bill to a vote.

One speaker called Cullerton a "puppet," and Mayor Rahm Emanuel a "puppet master." One Robeson student athlete said  he sees his school slipping by the day as students drop out or join gangs. 

National Teachers Academy Local School Council Chair Elisabeth Greer said no elected school board would approve what is happening to her school --  a level one, heavily African-American school that will be closed so the space can be used for an expanded South Loop Elementary School.

The marchers hung a letter outlining their demand for  a vote on the elected school board bill (SB3592) on a hook on Cullerton’s front door.