|Isaiah McNulty, 13, an eighth-grader at May Academy, prepares to speak Thursday night during a public hearing on Chicago Public Schools closings at Friendship Baptist Church in Chicago. | Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media|
According to the S-T, the use of "breakout sessions" led by Loran Marketing consultants, which were used to disperse the unified and angry crowds at previous meetings, were canceled Thursday because the public speaking line was so long, according to a CPS spokeswoman. The professional facilitators have been paid by a grant by the Walton Family Foundation, the charity started by the founder of Wal-Mart stores that doles out millions of dollars every year for charter schools.
Yes, angry and rightfully so. Not "feisty." That sounds too much like a drunken crowd of soccer fans looking for a brawl.