While the size of the protest may have paled in comparison to the rallies in support of the striking teachers last fall, it was still plenty big and deep. Mass civil disobedience arrests showed that the level of anger and commitment has risen as the voice
|It's not just about size.|
One question is still unanswered. Why the hell are Rahm's people, like CPD spokesman Adam Collins calling the Sun-Times City Desk, arguing with editors over the crowd estimate? How desperate and petty is the mayor?
School closings wrong
Don't miss Karen Lewis' op-ed, "Shifting the mark: Why school closings are wrong" in today's Trib. It slams a recent Tribune/Joyce Foundation slanted poll which tries to show mass support for privately-managed charter schools.
During the civil rights movement in the 1960s, schools were built to provide a fundamental, essential resource in overcrowded African-American neighborhoods. Now, schools will be dismantled, along with the continued destruction of families, public housing, social services and employment opportunities.
The idea that the Tribune uses its biggest stage — the Sunday edition after the announcement of the largest mass school closing in U.S. history — to trumpet a loaded poll that blames teachers for problems in schools is unfortunate.Indeed.