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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-12 11:38 PM
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Sounds like quite a hearing on a Chicago school closing. Proud of these people.
Edited on Sat Jan-07-12 11:39 PM by madfloridian
Report from last night's hearing on the closing of Crane High School

Crane Coalition prepared a Power Point presentation -- but were told we could not present it... so after the initial Board presentation 10-15 Crane presenters engaged in civil disobedience and stood at the mike, made a statement about presenting the power point and stood silent. This was extremely effective as our crew and even the rental protesters began to shout together: Show the power point!!! This went speaker after speaker for 20-30 minutes. Jesse Ruiz and CPS didn't know what to do. Finally they relented and let us show our stuff that refuted tons of CPS data. The place erupted as we began to win the hearts and minds of the bused in folks. CPS looked confused and worried.

It gets better: At that point the public officials walk in together. Sen. Annazette Collins, Alderman Burnett, Congressman Davis, Fmr Alderman Ed Smith, and Alderman Fioretti (wearing a Crane Varsity Letterman's Jacket - the place goes nuts for this). They speak one by one stating their position supporting Crane staying open and opposed to phase out!

They tell CPS - listen to the people. Congressman Davis was more on the neutral side but he said his job was to listen to the people and he said the people were demanding Crane to stay open. The bussed in people are either silent or on our side. A good number of current and former students, parents and community reps speak.


Rahm and his cronies are closing more schools and refusing to listen to the desires of the people.

Kudos to the people who took the time to go and keep on presenting their side even without permission.

Posting in GDP because of the error messages in GD. Here till the lights go out.
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-12 10:51 AM
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1. Excellent
KR
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-19-12 12:28 PM
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2. Did you see here Rahm --
got busted for bringing in ringers to speak out for school privatization?? What a fucking asshat that sack of shit is.
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Jakes Progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-12 09:17 PM
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3. He didn't get that way overnight.
He's been doing that for a long time. He left his mini-me - arne - back in Washington to carry on his asshatdom.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-12 02:25 PM
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4. Well, that was sleazy and very Rethuggish. But, he's so lovable, you just have to forgive him.
:rofl:
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