05/19/2013 01:44 pm ET

Fact Check: Chicago School Closings

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Chicago is bracing for a critical vote by the Board of Education Wednesday: whether to shut down 54 schools.

Conflicting figures are still flying, as they have through months of debate. There’s controversy around many questions: Will closing schools save money or cost money? Will kids go to better schools? Are the targeted schools under-used, or not?

WBEZ dug into these and other questions. Check your facts.

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