Chicago, Illinois - February 22, 2016
Barbara Ann Sizemore Academy graduate Jihad Kheperu speaks to two members of the State Charter School Commission who were present for the community to speak about the proposed closing of the Barbara Ann Sizemore Academy on Monday, Feb. 22, 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