Report: 80 Chicago Public Schools Could Shut Down (VIDEO)

Source: Tonya Francisco / WGN-TV

A new report determined that Chicago Public Schools can safely close or overhaul as many as 80 schools this year.

The findings came from a panel of eight commissioners hand-picked by schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett.

The report does not name specific schools that should be closed or consolidated.  It is only a recommendation, not a binding report.  But just the thought of 80 schools having some sort of action taken against them has one education activist concerned.

“Parents should be terrified,” says community organizer Jitu Brown.

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