News - Country: United States of America - Theme: Economic crisis

US: 50 schools to be shut down - largest public school closure in history (30 May 2013)

Last week, Chicago announced the closure of 50 public schools, the majority of them on the South and West sides of the city, in the poorer neighbourhoods. The closures represent about eight per cent of the 681 public schools in Chicago, the third-largest school district in the country.