To: Patrick O'Connor, Alderman
Say NO to Intrinsic Charter School in Rosehill Cemetery
Intrinsic is considering a location in Rosehill Cemetery to open an additional 7th through 12th grade charter school in Chicago. They are considering this site in cooperation with Alderman Patrick O’Connor. Our neighborhood schools, Amundsen, Chappell, Mather, Budlong, Jamieson, Senn, McPherson, Peirce and Clinton are experiencing a period of wonderful growth and have excellent leadership and community members leading that effort. Trumbull school was closed in spite of community outcry and is still standing empty. At this time, our community is best served by investing in those schools and in all CPS run public schools. Taxpayer money/State bonds should not be used to build this school that will be privately owned.
SIGN BELOW TO SEND A STRONG COMMUNITY MESSAGE TO ELECTED OFFICIALS AND CPS LEADERSHIP.
Why is this important?
There is no need for a 7th-12th grade charter school in the 40th ward. Charter schools were intended to supplement services in communities where the public schools were lacking or over crowded. The 40th ward schools are experiencing a period of positive growth through community involvement. Instrinsic is an experimental, unproven education system of online learning and we say NO to this corporate privatization of our public money.
Rosehill Cemetery is an old and valued community treasure. We want this ubran sanctuary to stay in tact for the sake of all who live in the area, the wild life and migratory birds that have used this space for generations and to honor the burial place of our friends, family members and those honorably killed in military action.