Nightly News   |  May 22, 2013

Outrage at Chicago school board decision to close 50 schools

In the biggest mass public school closing in U.S. history, the Chicago Board of Education is closing schools they say are under-used. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> late this afternoon in chicago at a packed meeting, repeatedly, loudly interrupted by protesters, the school board voted to close 49 elementary schools and one high school . it's the bigs mass public school closing in american history . 30,000 children will be affected. nearly 90% of them african-american. the city says the schools are underused. many others under perform. there is outrage in chicago for the students in this. this will have to uproot including concerns for student safety in bad