Back in my day, when you were arrested you were handcuffed! Ok, I’ll stop sounding like a grumpy old man. It was kind of funny yesterday covering a school closing protest in downtown Chicago, because the police had taped off an area, which 150 people walked into and sat down and prepared to be arrested. The police then had them stand up, place their hands behind their back and then line up down the street to receive a ticket.
Recent education reforms have encouraged closing many long-troubled schools. Between 2010 and 2011, 2,000 schools were closed nation-wide. But some argue this may not be the right answer.