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U.S. public schools in financial trouble

POSTED: 10:13 AM PDT Mar 22, 2013    UPDATED: 08:13 AM PDT Mar 28, 2013 

Hundreds of public school teachers and their supporters took to the streets yesterday to protest Chicago's recent announcement of a school consolidation plan, which will close 54 of the city's public schools. Take a look at other U.S. public schools facing financial troubles.

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The district still has a long way to go to close the budget shortfall. It's also considering several other options, including cuts in central administration, salaries, furlough days, and medical insurance contribution levels.

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