Weekly Education Update: 5/26/16 Edition

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Raise Your Hand Billion Dollar Bake Sale/Rally for Sustainable Funding

Props to the 150+ parents who came out to our Billion Dollar Bake Sale/Rally for Sustainable Funding yesterday. Our goal was to log 1k calls to electeds to demand revenue solutions, and we ask you to keep making phone calls to legislators before the Springfield session ends on 5/31.  We’re also calling on our aldermen to find sustainable revenue solutions and will be planning actions regularly to ensure that our school budgets are not decimated this fall.

Press from our Bake Sale
CBS
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/05/25/cps-parents-protest-budget-cuts-public-schools/
NBC
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/WEB-430P-SCHOOL-BUDGET-PROTEST_Chicago-380880921.html
DNA Info
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160525/downtown/best-signs-from-billion-dollar-bake-sale-rally-for-cps-funding-photos
WGN
http://cltv.com/2016/05/25/teachers-parents-expected-to-hold-cps-funding-rally-in-loop/
ABC -  CPS Parents Rally to Protest Extreme Budget Cuts http://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-parents-rally-to-protest-extreme-budget-cuts/1355225/
Sun-Times
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mock-bake-sale-protest-focuses-on-need-to-fix-school-funding/
Univision
http://www.univision.com/chicago/wgbo/noticias/chicago-public-schools/maestros-de-cps-protestan-por-recortes-en-algunas-escuelas-serian-de-hasta-40
WBEZ
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/advocates-host-billion-dollar-bake-sale-for-more-state-money-for-cps/f1616f15-9909-4499-97aa-8f548c5b7589

Couldn’t make it to the rally? Information on who to call & what to say here:
http://www.ilraiseyourhand.org/content/no-more-half-baked-solutions-phone-calls

If you’ve made your calls to elected officials, fill out our tally card.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_6KFW2haJA9sBbr6__Rb0K_gfJ4EBi2qHGHFh0zrLig/viewform

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Budget cut flyer- customize for your school

We’ve created a customizable flyer that you can use to canvass at your school and in your neighborhood about the estimated cuts. Use the link to Apples2Apples data here to find the estimated cuts at your school, and create a flyer using the PDF. Print and share with your school community and get to work on making phone calls to your state and city elected officials.

http://ilraiseyourhand.org/content/customize-flyer-budget-cuts-your-school


The unelected BOE met yesterday:
50 more schools get privatized engineers
http://catalyst-chicago.org/2016/05/50-more-schools-get-privatized-building-engineers/

Claypool to lead buses to Springfield but urged to act locally
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/claypool-buses-springfield-cps-budget/

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