Chicago School Closings Cause Upset

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

They’re less than five blocks apart; two Chicago public schools, each more empty than full. Now, one has been marked for closing, stirring controversy in the Washington Heights neighborhood.

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports Marcus Garvey Elementary School, at 10309 S. Morgan St., is one of dozens of schools targeted for closing by the Chicago Public Schools.

Less than three blocks away, Mount Vernon Elementary School, at 10540 S. Morgan St., will receive students from Garvey.

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