Thursday, June 18, 2009

Teachers to Protest Arne Duncan Chicago Visit, June 19

A group of Chicago educators plan a protest against U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in when he visits the city on Friday, June 19. The Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators (CORE) is upset about what they call Duncan's "draconian" turnarounds, which they explain as programs whereby "every employee at a school is fired, including teachers, cafeteria staff, administration." From their June 17 press release: On Friday, June 19th, 2009, the Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators (CORE) will hold a demonstration against “turnarounds” and other policies promoted by current Secretary of Education Arne Duncan outside of the Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E. Wacker Drive) from 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM. Duncan is theguest of honor for a breakfast reception at the hotel sponsored by education policy group Advance Illinois. CORE will be holding a press conference atthe demonstration at 9:15 AM. (See the full press release here.) See Comments... Visit Our Online Store Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Hey! ChiNewsBench is on Twitter