A group of students, parents and teachers from Lane Technical High School are planning a protest this afternoon at the corners of Western and Addison streets. They will be protesting the action of CPS bureaucrats who have attempted to pull the acclaimed graphic novel, Persepolis, off of school book shelves.
The action is scheduled for 3:30.
Teacher networks across the city have been buzzing about the action by CPS.
Frankly, nobody can figure this one out. Teachers have said that the book is on the CPS Core Curriculum reading list for multiple grades.
“Oh, stick around. CPS bureaucrats do this all the time. They never learn to research first – just one knee-jerk reaction after another,” one CPS teacher wrote me.
According to organizers all are invited to the protest who support the First Amendment, education and intellectual freedom.