Showing posts with label protest school closing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label protest school closing. Show all posts

Monday, April 6, 2009

School closings are ubiquitous 

After a planning session last night at God Father’s Pizza (and meeting house), concerned citizens are advertising a community wide protest, which is set for 5:15 p.m., prior to this evenings regularly scheduled board meeting. The protesters plan to call for the firing of Ken Hinton and the resignation of Board of Education President Dr. David Gorenz.

While I admire this groups’ “we ain’t gonna take it any more” attitude, schools all across the country are facing budget cuts due to the economic crisis. Peoria is not unique, schools are going to have to close here too. We (adults) could either choose to work with the School Board to make the transition for our students as smooth as possible; or we can continue to prolong the inevitable and risk damaging the moral of teachers and students by reacting with emotion filled protests.

Kids protest possible school closing
April 2, 2009
Lansing, Michigan - From Lansing State Journal -Dozens of students armed with picket signs and shouting "Save our school! Save Mt. Hope!" made their voices heard Wednesday night before a meeting about the potential closure of Mt. Hope Elementary School.

Fraser parents protest closing
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Charleston, North Carolina - Fraser Elementary School supporters continued fighting to keep their downtown school open by marching Monday to the Charleston County School Board meeting.

Parents Protest School Closing
March 23, 2009
Pennsecola, Florida - A local school is closing and the Monroe County Superintendent says the bad economy is to blame. The Monroe County Board of Education will be closing Frisco City High by the end of this school year. That's why parents and students were protesting outside the Monroe County Courthouse Monday, " we here today just to try to, you know, get our message out to the Board, that, hey we love our school and try to take a different approach to solving our money problems instead of just coming in and closing school," ...

Students Protest Irving Middle School Closing
March 19, 2009
Colorado Springs, Colorado - A moving billboard is the latest attempt to try to keep one Colorado Springs middle school open. About 30 parents and students gathered to protest the closing of Irving Middle School.

Students, parents protest school closing
Friday, February 27, 2009
New Jersey - A loud and boisterous protest was held Friday by hundreds of students in New Jersey. They are fighting to keep their school open after the archdiocese announced it was closing.
Chicago, Illinois - A group of parents camped out overnight outside the Chicago School Board. They want to make sure they'll get into this morning's meeting to protest a scheduled vote on closing more than a dozen local schools.