Cps schools that will be consolidating
Marcus Garvey is one of 53 elementary schools, and one high school, that Chicago Public Schools said last week it intends to close by late August.In all, 61 buildings are to be closed, representing 10 percent of all elementary school buildings. Students from Marcus Garvey will go to rival Mount Vernon Elementary School, which is less than a mile away.Parents, teachers, students, and community leaders from the Mollison School community announced on February 6 that they were mobilizing against the proposed combination of Mollison and "Wells Prep" schools. The schools hit hardest were those within a mile of the Bud Bulliken parade route.
Many of the state’s local governments could be consolidated – which would help to reduce their negative effects.Illinois has the most units of local government of any state in the country.Many of its nearly 7,000 units of local government are overlapping, duplicative and contribute to Illinois’ growing debt, waste and corruption.By// Mariah Craddick According to an analysis conducted by the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Public Schools’ plan to consolidate 80 schools over the next two years disproportionately affects Black students.The CPS’ Commission on School Utilization recently released their final report on the district’s plan to shut down several schools in an effort to “right size.” While African-American students make up only 41.7 percent of the student population, nine out of every 10 students potentially affected by the closures are Black.