Struggle against school closures and ‘turnarounds’ heats up in Chicago

Across the country, March 1 was as a day of action for defending public education. One of the major themes of the day was fighting the privatization of this public good.

For years, Chicago has served as an incubator for privatization schemes such as unelected school boards, mayoral control and charter schools. But Chicago also boasts some of the best-organized resistance to those policies. Watch this report to hear from some of the organizers leading that fight.

For more, hear my coverage of a recent anti-privatization protest in Brooklyn for Free Speech Radio News, as well as another FSRN report about ongoing actions in California against tuition hikes and budget cuts.

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