National Attention on St. Louis Schools

St. Louis, MO – A plan to close 16 schools in St. Louis will save the district about $15 million, helping close a $90 million budget deficit.

But critics say the move will primarily affect black students in the north of the city. KWMU's Kevin Lavery spoke with NPR's Melissa Block about the situation on Tuesday's All Things Considered. To hear the interview, click here.