As Chicago Public Schools decides which schools they’ll be closing before the start of the next school year, WBEZ Reporter Becky Vevea traveled to Philadelphia to look at how a school building’s life plays out when it is no longer filled with children.
“We look around and there’s this community here that just stares at an empty school building. I worry about the message that sends to the kids that go to school right across the street. I think it makes kids feel as if their prospects are limited.”
- Lee Marcus, Senior at the University of Pennsylvania, and student mentor.