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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The Chicago Teachers Union, whose 30,000 members went on strike for seven days in Sept. 2012, opposes the closures. The union says the move would disproportionately affect African-American students.

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