Dozens come out to support more in-person learning at New Trier
Pushing for more in-person education at New Trier High School, the group Open New Trier hosted more than 100 people for an outdoor rally Saturday, Nov. 14, at the school’s Northfield campus.
Specifically, Open New Trier is asking for “half-day, every day” instruction opposed to NTHS’s current 25 percent hybrid model, as previously reported by The Record.
Eight people spoke during the event, including Chicago media personality Erich “Mancow” Muller, who has twin daughters at New Trier; former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas, who ran for mayor of Chicago in 2019; and three New Trier students, who spoke on their difficulties with mostly remote learning.
Also speaking were Open New Trier co-leaders Eric Hungness, a surgeon with Northwestern Medical Group; and Ted Dabrowski, who is also president of Wirepoints and on the board for New Trier Neighbors.
Dabrowski and company urged supporters to email the New Trier Board of Education and to speak or submit comment for the board’s next meeting, Monday, Nov. 16.
Photos by Joe Coughlin
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