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March 28th, 2013
06:06 AM ET

Chicago teachers protest school district's plan to shutter 54 schools – Pamela Brown reports

Anger raged in the streets of Chicago last night as hundreds of public school teachers and their supporters protested the school district's consolidation plan that will close 54 schools at the end of this school year. The head of the teachers' union calls it a safety issue, saying that children should go to school where they live, not in a different neighborhood.

Pamela Brown has more on the protest and the consolidation plan. “The demonstration was non-violent. But more than 100 protesters were escorted away by police,” Brown reports. “The Chicago public school system still has to hold three meetings for each school it plans to close before the Board of Education votes on the plan in late May.”

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