La Casita Supporters Renew Sit-In Protest after CPS Calls Off Deal

Chicago, 24.06.2011

In the summer and early fall of 2010, parents, students and concerned citizens fought on behalf of La Casita, the fieldhouse of Whittier Elementary School in Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood. The Chicago Public Schools opted to demolish the building, though the community fought back with a 44-day occupation, and won the terms they had demanded.

In recent days, the Chicago Public Schools, run by a new neoliberal transplant, opted to rescind the original deal, arriving with a wrecking crew. The community has responded with vigor, restarting the sit-in and calling for support.

Past Chicago Indymedia coverage: Chicago Independent Television: The Whittier School Sit-in | From The Trenches radio coverage

Other Coverage: Facebook: Solidarity with Whittier Parents' Struggle | Pilsen Prole: Night One of Renewed 24/7 Occupation | Gapers Block: CPS Renews Battle Over Whittier Elementary's Fieldhouse | Radio Arte | Beachwood Reporter: Rahm's War on Teachers




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