Chicago, Illinois - February 23, 2016
During the Unity Circle, which starts the day at Barbara Ann Sizemore Academy, upperclassmen surround younger students, including second grader Lamiya Benton, 8, at center in red, on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.
Chicago Public Schools designated for closure the Barbara Ann Sizemore Academy, one of Chicago's storied African-centered schools. CPS has $6.2 billion in outstanding debt, and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has recommended that the schools declare bankruptcy and allow the state to take over.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times 30186658A