Chicago school closures spark outrage

Closings across city will force about 30.000 children to transfer to different schools.

    Closings of public schools in Chicago will force about 30.000 children to change schools. It is the largest number of schools to be shuttered in a single year.

    The austerity announcement by major Rahm Emanuel angered many parents, teachers and community members, who say it disproportionately affects minority neighbourhoods.

    Al Jazeera's Diane Eastabrook reports from Chicago.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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