Chicago Rally Protests Public School Closings

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis , Rev. Jesse Jackson and... News PhotoChicago - Illinois,Education,Government,Horizontal,Illinois,Politics,President,Teacher,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesCHICAGO, IL - MARCH 27: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (C), Rev. Jesse Jackson (L) and Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) march with demonstrators protesting school closings on March 27, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. About 2,000 protestors held a rally and marched through downtown to protest a plan by the city to close more than 50 elementary schools, claiming it is necessary to rein in a looming $1 billion budget deficit. The closings would shift about 30,000 students to new schools and leave more than 1,000 teachers with uncertain futures. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)