Chicago Public Schools approves budget cuts while 200 people protest

Friday, August 30, 2013

About 200 people — including 20 to 30 students — rallied outside Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, as the Board of Education on Wednesday approved the district’s annual budget, which includes hundreds of millions in cuts.

CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports the students were boycotting school for a day to protest school closings and budget cuts at CPS.

Community activists who organized the protest rally and boycott said it would serve as a real-life lesson for students.

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