I posted yesterday that the Chicago Public Schools’ board of education, appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, had voted to close the last high school library in Bronzeville.

 

The librarian who was terminated wrote a comment asking if readers of the blog would sign a petition to save the library:

 

I am the librarian in question. My students staged a “read in” to protest the loss of their librarian and library (cut after next week). The CTU’s facts are correct and I am the last librarian in a historic African American school in CPS.

 

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20151211/bronzeville/hundreds-of-dusable-hs-students-stage-sit-in-protest-library-closure

 

There is a petition at the end of this article – also the “read in” was witnessed and reported by the Chicago Sun Times.

 

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/1174223/students-launch-read-dusable-high-protest-losing-librarian