Chicago Teachers Union joined forces with representatives from: Good Kids, Mad City and the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Action Now; the Pilsen Alliance.

“Schools are being closed. … We’re being pushed out of our homes. Ten thousand Latino families pushed out of Pilsen. Twenty thousand families pushed out of Logan Square. You’ve got 250,000 black people pushed out of this city. Why? Because Rahm, Cullerton want to turn this city into a white, rich city,” said Jawanza Malone, executive director of KOCO.

Malone referred to Mayor Rahm Emanuel as the “puppet master pulling strings” in Springfield.

“He’s telling Cullerton, ‘Don’t pass an elected board. Don’t pass rent control. I’ll look out for you if you look out for me.’ Who’s looking out for us?”

Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey said the “real legacy of mayoral control” of CPS is a steady stream of scandals — and a revolving door of schools CEO’s — culminating in the biggest one of all: the sexual abuse of students.

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