Mixed emotions from parents at CPS closings hearing

April 9, 2013 2:54:59 AM PDT
Parents of Chicago Public Schools students rallied at a public hearing Monday night to try to keep their schools open.

They're fighting CPS' plan to consolidate 54 schools that the district calls underutilized.

Hearings were held across the city, including at Raby High School, where parents expressed mixed emotions over the changes.

Chicago Public Schools released a statement Monday:

"We know this isn't easy for many members of our school communities -- but this work will provide children in underutilized --under-resourced schools the investments that parents and teachers agree students need to be successful."