Empty schools, empty promises

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to close 50 public schools in 2013 ignited a firestorm among parents, educators and community groups. Now, five years later, most of the schools are still empty. This series explores the aftermath of the mass closures on the South and West sides of Chicago.

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When Chicago closed her kids’ school, she decided to fight back

As Chicago Public Schools prepares to shut down more schools, it faces continued resistance from people like Irene Robinson, whose community was fractured by 2013’s mass closuresRead more >>