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Education Fri Jan 30 2009
Wednesday was a day of protests warning incoming CEO of Chicago Public Schools Ron Huberman of the resistance that lies ahead of him as he implements Mayor Daley's Renaissance 2010 Program.
From Jim Vail's piece on Substancenews.net:
They came, and they came fast and furious, and before one knew it, as many as a thousand children, teachers, parents and other concerned community members came out in mass to protest the Renaissance 2010 plan to close, turnaround, phase out, consolidate and otherwise turn the Chicago public school system upside down and inside out.
From Ben Strauss's piece on District299.com:
"Hey, hey. Ho, ho," they chanted. "Mayor Daley's got to go."
The march came to rest in Daley Plaza, with demonstrators huddled at the foot of the larger than life cubist Picasso statue...organizers impressed upon those gathered that this wasn't the end, but merely one of many calls to action....
The event was so large that it even brought out the mainstream media: