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Send City Kids To Suburban Schools, Says Sharpton

The Reverend Al Sharpton announced his support over the weekend for a plan to highlight the inequities of Illinois' funding system by sending Chicago public school children to an affluent suburb on the first day of school (Rev. Al Sharpton Joins In On CPS Boycott CBS2).

Illinois ranks second to last in state support for public education, and has one of the highest numbers of individual school districts in the country (something like 800). 

The controversial state senator (and reverend) who originated the protest idea has now expanded it to include a weeklong sit-in of downtown office buildings by Chicago students. 


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