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Three days of demonstrations to protest the closing of 54 schools in Chicago starts Saturday.

Who is most affected by public school closures in major cities?

School closings are happening in urban landscapes across America, and Philadelphia is one of the most vivid examples.

Here is a letter sent to Barbara Byrd-Bennett, chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools, asking important questions about the process being used to determine which public schools to close.