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Chicago school closures: Teachers’ union and parents file third lawsuit

An attorney representing the Chicago Teachers Union said the school board had violated its own guidelines while deciding to shutter 10 of the 50 schools slated for closure.Full story

Emanuel closes 50 public schools, announces $55 million basketball stadium in Chicago

  Chris Hayes talks to Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union and Pedro Noguera, New York University education professor, about Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's decision to close 50 public schools.

Chicago teachers lead three-day march in protest of historic school closings

The march comes after months of bitter conflict between the Chicago Teachers Union and the government of Mayor Rahmn Emanuel, President Obama's former chief of staff. Full story

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Chicago announces mass closing of elementary schools

Chicago to close 54 elementary schools: union

Chicago Teachers Union president on ‘fighting with the bosses’ tools’

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  What are 30,000 students in Chicago supposed to do now?

With the announcement that Chicago will close 54 schools, Melissa Harris-Perry talks with Jesse Sharkey, the vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, and Mildred Wiley, the senior director of the Community Collective Impact at Bethel New Life Church on the city's West Side where some of the sch

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