Parents React To Closing Of Bronzeville School

CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — At one of the schools ordered closed by CPS – there was quiet opposition from some parents today, and some seemed resigned to what is about to happen. CBS2’s Mike Parker reports.

The kids leaving classes at Overton Elementary School in the Bronzeville neighborhood hadn’t heard the news. But their parents had. Overton will be closed, the 400 students enrolled there will be transferred in the fall to Mollison Elementary, still in Bronzeville but seven tenths of a mile away.

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“That’s mixing children in different populations,” said parent Brandy Dyer. “ I think the children should stay in the home schools where they’ve been for a while. My children have been here for over four years.”

Some parents, like Ernest Wesley are philosophical. “Not happy with it,” he said, “but if you look at it from the business side, it kind of…

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