From The Chicago Tribune:
The fallout from the Chicago Public Schools’ decision to lay off almost 3,000 teachers and school-based staff will be felt citywide when classes resume next month. Schools will be forced to increase class sizes, eliminate field trips, slash art and music programs and cancel intervention initiatives for struggling students, said principals and parents group leaders on a day when more than 1,000 teachers were let go. “You can’t lose programs at this rate, staff at this rate and maintain a quality curriculum at your school despite what CPS says,” said Clarice Berry, president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association.