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Occupied Elementary: Community Sit-In Against School Shutdown

Parents and students occupied a Chicago school Wednesday, refusing to budge from a Lafayette Elementary classroom on the final day of education before the school is permanently shut down by the city.

Lafayette was just one of 28 Chicago public schools that held its final day of classes Wednesday after the city’s board of education drove through a late-May plan to shutter a stunning eight percent of all public schools in the city.

Wednesday’s closures were just the first wave: 49 schools total, almost all elementary level, will permanently close their doors to students.

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