Chicago Board of Education votes to shut down 50 schools - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

Chicago Board of Education votes to shut down 50 schools

Posted:

Fifty Chicago schools will close after a final vote by the city's board of education.

The decision came down Wednesday after multiple protests and even lawsuits. Officials say dropping enrollment and a need to improve the city's education system make the closures necessary.

However, critics argue the closures will disproportionately affect minority neighborhoods and kids may have to cross gang boundaries to get to their new schools.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.