Chicago, Illinois - February 23, 2016
Second grader Sterling Alexander, 6, holds up his paper during a lesson on the West African language Igbo at the Barbara Ann Sizemore Academy 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.
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