School Closings

Case Closed: US Judge Refuses To Halt Chicago School Closings

Case Closed: US Judge Refuses To Halt Chicago School Closings
In a blow to low-income and minority parents, as well as the teachers' union, a federal judge ruled that Chicago's consolidation and closure of 50 plus schools would not adversely effect the students. Parents say many of the new routes lead their children through dangerous gang territory, and teachers believe that the consolidation would lead to larger classes.
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Chicago’s Choice: Closing 50 Schools But Spending $100 Million On Basketball Arena

Chicago’s Choice: Closing 50 Schools But Spending $100 Million On Basketball Arena
While Chicago insists it must close these schools to close budget gaps, it has just announced that it will be dedicated as much as $100 million in public funds for the construction of a new basketball arena at DePaul University — which is about a third of the cost of the project.
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