Nov 1 6:13 PM

Chicago students 'go zombie' to protest public school closures

The flag flies upside-down above a closed Chicago elementary school. (Getty Images/Scott Olsen)
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Dressed as zombies and calling themselves "the learning dead," Chicago public school students marched from CPS headquarters to City Hall on Friday to protest what they call "the death of Chicago public education." The students demanded a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to address their requests, which include reallocating CPS funds given to charter schools back to public schools, installing a democratically elected board of education, and using the city's TIF surplus for public education. The effort was organized by Chicago Student Union and included participants from at least 10 public schools.

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