Students at CUNY’s Medgar Evers College hit the streets to demand input in university governance. (Credit: CSOME)
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1. Chicago Board of Education Disrupts Peaceful Student Speak-Out
In June, Chicago Public Schools introduced a new per-pupil funding new system in which school budgets will be cut between $200,000 and $4 million. As a response to the massive budget cuts, Chicago Students Organizing to Save Our Schools took action at the June 26 Board of Education meeting. At the end of the two-minute speech, students stood up one by one to speak out against the board. Students were escorted away from the meeting by security guards as audience members chanted in support. CSOSOS is expecting to take a similar action during the next board meeting on July 24.
—Chicago Students Organizing to Save Our Schools