It was a very sad day for many Chicago parents, teachers, and community members; as the Chicago School Board voted to close 50 schools.

This is the largest round of school closings in U.S. history.

But there was one bright spot on an otherwise cloudy day; Asean Johnson, a 9 year-old CPS student who left a massive crowd of protesters riveted with a incredibly passionate speech.


“Kids need safety. Rahm Emanuel is not caring about our schools. He’s not caring about our safety,” Johnson said at the rally. “He should be invested in these schols, not closing them. He should be supporting these schools, not closing him.”

Check out Asean Johnson’s powerful speech: