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In response to school closures, a new movement is born


Mindless destruction.

That's the immediate reaction to the vote to close 50 schools by the Chicago Public Schools Board of Education (BOE) on May 22. The BOE voted unanimously for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan, in reality a continuation of the same policy dating back 20 years.

There was never much doubt about the outcome by the deaf, rubberstamp BOE. It is after all an unelected, unaccountable board appointed by the mayor and composed of corporate CEOs, millionaires and billionaires.

The closures are the largest in U.S. history and follow similar closures based on similar policies in Philadelphia, Detroit, Clevel...