Lincoln Park High School Students Walk Out In Support Of Fired Teachers

Story by Paul Biasco, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:

LINCOLN PARK — Hundreds of Lincoln Park High School students walked out of class Friday morning in support of teachers who will lose their jobs next year when the school transitions to a wall-to-wall International Baccalaureate program.

Eight teachers at the high school who had to reapply for their jobs under the new program were originally told they could continue working there, but those job offers were rescinded last month.

Students said they saw teachers in tears after hearing that they wouldn't be getting their jobs back, and decided to stage the walkout.