Members of the Chicago Teachers Union, parents, students and other opponents of a plan to close 54 Chicago Public Schools demonstrate and march through Chicago's downtown Wednesday, March 27, 2013. ... more 
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union, parents, students and other opponents of a plan to close 54 Chicago Public Schools demonstrate and march through Chicago's downtown Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett say the closings are necessary because too many CPS facilities are half-empty and academically failing. They say shuttering buildings will allow the district to move students to higher quality schools and help trim a $1 billion budget shortfall. Opponents say the plan disproportionately affects minority students and won't save money. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Charles Rex Arbogast
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 7:50 PM EDT