A report from journalist Jaisal Noor for The Real News Network on the fate of Chicago under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former chief of staff to President Barack Obama.
As Noor notes, “Chicago’s board of education voted Wednesday, May 22 to close 50 Chicago public schools, the largest such wave of closings in U.S. history. The schools are almost all exclusively located in black and Latino low-income neighborhoods in Chicago’s South and West Side.”
Meanwhile, the city is spending $100 million of the money saved from closing schools to build a new athletic stadium for DePaul University, the nation’s largest Catholic university.
A transcript of the program is posted here.