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Ames residents ‘relying on the democratic process’ in saving school

“If [CPS] proceeds [with the conversion],” said Barrera, “They will say clearly that it doesn’t matter what the community is doing, what they are saying or what they want.”

Community Group To Chicago Board Of Ed: Let Voters Decide Fate Of Ames

Let the voters decide.  
Vote March 18th in Ward 1: pct 26  Ward 26: Pct 8,23,24,49  Ward 35: 12,13,16

LET THE VOTERS DECIDE THE FUTURE OF AMES!!!

http://www.lsna.net/news/2851SAVE AMES Community School referendum/March 18th primary ballot

Military Coup at Ames (Labor Beat Video)

The raids against public neighborhood schools in Chicago continue...beyond the 50 closings announced last spring. On December 18, 2013 Chicago Public Schools voted to convert Ames Middle School into a Marine military high school.

Ames Change to Military Academy Approved by Board of Education

Maldonado has pushed for the switch for over a year, and it was recently backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, even though Board of Education President David Vitale said a year ago that there was no such change under consideration.

Board members approve Ames military conversion

Maldonado’s proof of support also was questioned. He said he had a “scientific” survey done to gauge community support for the Ames conversion into a military school and it found that 72 percent of the 300 respondents want it.

However, one mother from Ames played board members a tape of the phone message of the survey sponsored by Maldonado. In it, Ames is called a gang-infested school.

Ames outperforms Marine.

No Military Coup at Ames Middle School!

Parents 'Disappointed over Schools Future.'

Ames Middle School parents, students, and advocates held a press conference to call out Alderman Roberto Maldonado's decision to more the Marine Military Academy into the community school.

Conflicto por escuela militar en Chicago

Un grupo de padres y activistas miembros de la organización Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) se manifestó frente a la Academia Phoenix en oposición de la conversión al grito de “Ames no está a la venta”. (Front Page Story in Hoy 11/4/13)

Ames parents continue fight against Marine Military Academy

Following a week of confusing signals from the alderman, the mayor, and CPs, 85 Ames supporters spent about three hours canvassing their neighborhood on Chicago's Northwest side.

CPS: Marine Academy Not Moving to Ames, but Ames Will Have Military Focus

CPS says Ames Middle School won't close after all, but it will have a new high school and a military focus.