Chicago Public Schools (CPS): Provide Equal Funding for All Public School Students
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Chicago Public Schools (CPS): Provide Equal Funding for All Public School Students

    1. Petition by

      Charter Parents United

Like other Chicago public schools, charter schools are free and open to all Chicago families regardless of income, test scores or neighborhood. Since charter schools are the same as other CPS schools, they should be treated equally.  

To:
Chicago Public Schools (CPS)
By signing this petition, we are demanding equality for all Chicago public school students.

If we all pay the same taxes, why are more than 50,000 public charter school students only getting 75% of their rightful funding from CPS? Every student deserves the choice of an equally funded and high-quality public school!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. CPS protests: charter school backers want equal funding

      CPS protests: Students reject tests, charter school backers want equal funding - Chicago Sun-Times

      Two different groups of protesters gathered Wednesday outside the Chicago Public Schools headquarters to make their voices heard. One group, Chicago Students Organizing to Save Our Schools, included juniors who boycotted school on the day they should have been taking a standardized test that determines whether they will go on to 12th grade.

    3. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Mary Cooper CHICAGO, IL
      • 3 months ago

      Charter Schools are schools of choice. I selected CICS Wrightwood for my daughter because it's in my neighborhood where my tax dollars are used. Charter schools vision and mission are the same as mine, "We Expect Success" from our students and hold our teachers accountiable to do their jobs and make it happen. It takes a village to raise a child, we ar in this process together. We demand, Family Engagement at our school.

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    • Lucy Toledo CHICAGO, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      It's important to have equal opportunity for my kids as the public schools give there students.

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    • Virgil Lloyd CHICAGO, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      My son's school deserves equal funding with my tax dollars.

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    • Yvonne Lloyd CHICAGO, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      My son attends CICS Irving Park and my tax dollars should be equally distributed to help his school!

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    • Melinda Martinez CHICAGO, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      Everyone deserves options and high quality programs! Every child deserves Equal Funding!

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