Chicago Teachers Rally Against School Closings 5-20-13 (205 images)

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett have decided to close 50 CPS schools most of which are located in African-American and Latino neighhborhoods. This has sparked an outcry of racism. This is the largest mass closing of schools in the nation's history.

The mayor and Ms.Bennett's rationale is that the schools are underutilized and that the funds to maintain them can be put to more effective use elsewhere.

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