Re- Evaluate the decision to strip Curie HS of City Title with Due Process and Parental Participation.
  • Petitioning Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Barbara Byrd-Bennett,Alderman Ed Burke

This petition will be delivered to:

Mayor, CEO, Alderman
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Barbara Byrd-Bennett,Alderman Ed Burke
Director of CPS Sports
Thomas Trotter
Rep. Luis Gutierrez
State Sen. Antonio Munoz
Gov. Patrick Quinn
State Rep. Daniel Burke

Re- Evaluate the decision to strip Curie HS of City Title with Due Process and Parental Participation.

    1. Curie Condors
    2. Petition by

      Curie Condors

      Chicago, IL

On Friday, February 21, 2014 Curie Boys Basketball Team won the Chicago Public Schools City Basketball Championship. Less than one week later the Chicago Public Schools System stripped the title claiming academic issues from the beginning of the season.  CPS officials went on public record acknowledging that adults ultimately let the children down. What CPS failed to mention is that the CPS school system let our boys down. CPS fails to mention the numerous, horrendous bylaw violations that they committed. CPS also fails to mention that they allowed our boys to play all season and then hours before the championship game, based on a suspicious tip, launch a hurried investigation. CPS has not mentioned that no parents have been involved in this process at all. CPS chose the big dollars over the dignity of our student-athletes as though they are disposable commodities.

The Chicago Public Schools Administration used the biggest game on the City’s largest stage as the backdrop to humiliate, destroy the dignity, honor and integrity of Curie students, coaches and supporters.  CPS has used its army of lawyers and high level administration to intimidate while shifting blame and penalties to the student-athletes.


 CPS has publically acknowledged that it was the actions or inactions of adults that ultimately failed our student–athletes, yet CPS has punished the student-athletes.  CPS knew or should have known the status of every student-athlete before the basketball season started. Apparently these student-athletes were cleared to participate in competition.  CPS has violated its own bylaws according to the Chicago Public Schools Manual. CPS has not met with the parents and appropriate representatives to discuss a resolution given the gross negligence and harm caused to the student-athletes involved. 


Curie High School supporters will not go down quietly. We will fight until our honor and reputations are restored.  We will not allow all the hard work that every Curie Condor; Current, Past and Future have done to be flushed down a corrupt drain.




Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Barbara Byrd-Bennett,Alderman Ed Burke, Mayor, CEO, Alderman
Thomas Trotter, Director of CPS Sports
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Illinois-04
State Sen. Antonio Munoz, Illinois-001
Gov. Patrick Quinn, Illinois
State Rep. Daniel Burke, Illinois-001
Re- Evaluate the decision to strip Curie HS of City Title with Due Process and Parental Participation.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Mariam M. Martinez CHICAGO, IL
      • 7 months ago


      • 7 months ago

      Terribly unfair to young men who worked hard at their sport for the entire season. Parents should have been involved.

    • Diamond Claybon CHICAGO, IL
      • 8 months ago

      I am an Curie Alumni, Class of 2013. I feel these guys have work hard. Looking back from the years of their history they wanted to win so bad and now they won it's terrifies me that they just took it away.

    • Luis Bougrat FRANKLIN, TN
      • 8 months ago

      It is the classic story of the underdog overcoming the odds and succeeding in the end. Except that the system was tilted against them and it eventually fought back unjustly. A thoough investigation and due process is the least that these young me deserve after everything theyve been through.

    • Angelina Sidney CHICAGO, IL
      • 8 months ago

      Because I believe it will strip these young men of the little hope they have in this society that we live in they are doing something positive and the adults around them should have been more conscientious of the situation before it even got this point.


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