CPS parents highlighting present-day challenges

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Chicago Public Schools parent Zerlina Smith spent the first minute of the day Saturday inside Gresham Elementary School on the South Side. Smith joined hundreds, including CPS teachers, parents and grassroots organizers, to mark the anniversary outside Pope Elementary School on the Southwest Side Saturday morning, one of 50 CPS schools shuttered last year. The historic ruling struck down state laws that allowed segregation in public schools and declared “separate is not equal.”


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