Hunger Strike in Chicago

BY AMZAD ALI, age 12, and IndyKids staff Demonstrators held a sit-in at Chicago City Hall in support of the 12 hunger strikers fighting to save Dyett High School. September 2015. PHOTO: Bob Simpson/Flickr In 2013, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced that it would...

Schools Shut Down

Big cities across the United States are announcing plans to close what they call “failed schools.” In New York City, the Department of Education plans to close 20 public schools by the fall. Activists there are planning rallies to stop the closings that...

Group Goes to Court to Seek MORE MONEY for Schools

By Kazembe Balagun We all know that public school is free, but ever think about who pays for stuff like teachers, books and desks? Most money comes from the state through taxes grown-ups pay. On average, around the country we spend about $900 less per student each...