An article in the Guardian, a British newspaper, sympathetically explains the plight of students, parents, and communities that are adversely affected by the mass closings of dozens of elementary schools in Chicago.

One of the schools to be closed is Mahalia Jackson, which has a program for hearing-impaired children. When the school is closed, students will be sent to a school that is more than an hour’s walk away.

The school also has a program for autistic students. What will happen to them?

Why is it that a magazine in the U.K. portrays the plight of some 40,000 mostly minority children in Chicago with more understanding and sympathy than the Chicago press?