U.S. public schools in financial trouble

Published On: Mar 22 2013 12:13:06 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 28 2013 10:13:43 AM CDT

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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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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