Chicago teachers protest school closures

Move to close schools to plug $1bn budget shortfall denounced for allegeldy targeting poor students.

    Thousands of teachers in the third-largest US city of Chicago are protesting against plans to shut down schools in poor neighbourhoods.

    The city's council said the closures are needed to plug a $1bn budget gap.

    Critics of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, however, said he is targeting schools with mostly low-income and minority students.

    Al Jazeera's Diane Eastabrook reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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