PBS NewsHour

Chicago Board of Education Plans to Shut Down 54 Schools

Clip: 03/22/2013 | 13m 49s

The Chicago Board of Education plans to close 54 schools, citing a $1 billion deficit and under-enrollment. Critics say this move will disrupt communities and put kids in danger. For both sides of the debate, Jeffrey Brown talks with Board vice president Jesse Ruiz and Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union.

Aired: 03/22/13

Rating: NR

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