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Chicago Schools Hit With New Round Of Layoffs

NPR | July 19, 2013 3:12 p.m.

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Cheryl Corley

Chicago’s school district is laying off 2,000-plus workers, more than 1,000 of them are teachers. These layoffs are in addition to 855 employees who were laid off in June because of the decision to close 49 elementary schools and a high school program. Chicago Public Schools is blaming this round of layoffs on the schools’ $1 billion budget deficit and the lack of pension reform.

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