U.S. public schools in financial trouble

POSTED: 10:13 AM PDT Mar 22, 2013    UPDATED: 02:17 AM PDT Mar 29, 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.

School districts in trouble - Washington
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Washington, D.C. In January of this year, D.C. education chancellor Kaya Henderson released a finalized list of 15 public school closures slated for this year and next. In all, the plan will eliminate nearly 10 percent of all public schools in the District of Columbia and an estimated 140 teaching positions.


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