Teachers union blasts proposed guidelines for school closures

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday blasted proposed guidelines for closing schools that now include shuttering buildings in poor condition, accusing Chicago Public Schools of looking for loopholes in its commitment not to close schools for five years.

“Once again, CPS demonstrates it cannot be trusted to tell the truth about its future plans for our school district,” union spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin said. “Their decision to modify their promise of a five-year moratorium on school closings is a smack in the face to the parents, teachers and students who are working so hard to secure vital resources for their neighborhood schools.”

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