CACHE stands in solidarity with the parents and students currently occupying the Brian Piccolo Specialty School at 1040 North Keeler Avenue in Chicago, IL. CACHE recognizes that free, publicly financed education provides the foundation for a democratic society. Education is a right, not a privilege for those who can afford it.
CACHE endorses Piccolo parents and students’ reasonable demands for a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, a meeting with at least 5 members of the Chicago School Board present, and the removal of Piccolo and Cassals schools from the turnaround list. Furthermore, CACHE opposes all school turnarounds and closures in the city of Chicago.
Education is a right!