The CTA says the rally drew nearly 2,000 people. That number seems a bit high to me, but I’m not very good at crowd estimates. In any event, there were lots of teachers, students and parents there.
Still waiting on student attendance stats. If they reflect the numbers at Skyline (about 60-65, according to my head count this morning), McClymonds, Oakland Tech (a grand total of 12 kids, according to teacher David de Leeuw) and Futures Academy, the elementary school I toured this morning, it will be extremely low.
Troy Flint, the district spokesman, said he won’t have today’s attendance rate until tomorrow, but that it was well below 50 percent.
By the way, Flint said Adrian Kirk, the director of the Family and Community Office was at Lazear Elementary today and that Kirk was adamant that no one was turned away.