Massive School-Closing Protest March Planned

CBS Chicago

(CBS) – It’s being billed as the mother of all marches.

Chicago teachers are in the planning stages of a massive three-day walk to protest a decision to close 53 schools. Participants plan to march to each of the targeted buildings on May 18, 19 and 20.

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has learned the details on the rally.

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Rosemary Maurello is among the many teachers expected to join the three-day walk to protest school closings.

“It’s not just affecting me. It’s affecting my students. I’m a mother of three. It’s affecting my kids,” she says.

The impact of the closings is why the members of the Chicago Teachers Union think they’ll see massive crowds like the kind that showed up during the teachers’ strike.

This weekend’s march will include community groups, clergy, and members of other unions.

“We want the mayor and the Board of…

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