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Chicago Public Schools: Closed (documentary on the 2013 CPS closings)

2015-01-22 51 1 9,538 YouTube

In 2013, Chicago Public Schools announced that an unprecedented 49 schools would be closed. Follow CPS parent Rousemary Vega through the maze of hearings and protests that preceded the largest school closings in US history. Join the conversation! Comment below and we'll try to address your questions and concerns in future videos. Please subscribe for more & follow the discussion at: https://facebook.com/theschoolproject https://twitter.com/theschoolpr (#TheSchoolProject) http://www.schoolprojectfilm.com This short film features the voices of Terry Mazany, Andrea Zopp, Jitu Brown, Wendy Katten, David Vitale, Stephanie Farmer, Karen Lewis. This is the 2nd featured episode of The School Project, a documentary series by an exciting consortium of Chicago filmmakers including Siskel/Jacobs Productions, Kartemquin Films, Media Process Group, Free Spirit Media, and Kindling Group. The project is also partnering with the Chicago Sun-Times, WTTW-Chicago, Catalyst Chicago, The Chicago History Museum, Ebony.com, StoryCorps, and CAN TV. "Chicago Public Schools: Closed" is directed and produced by Bob Hercules and Melissa Sterne.

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