WAVE OF SCHOOL CLOSURE

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(0817 CR M12)WAVE OF SCHOOL CLOSUREDATELINE: Aug 17, 2011LENGTH: 00:02:12PKGINTROAuthorities in Chinese capital of Beijing have closed dozens of schools for children of migrant workers.The move has aroused public concerns.China Report tells you why.PKGJust two weeks before a new semester, 24 schools for children of migrant workers were ordered to shut down by authorities in Beijing.Although, the Beijing Municipal Education Committee has ordered education authorities in all districts concerned to ensure that every child has a school to attend before the unapproved schools are closed.The closure wave still aroused students' parents protest and widespread concerns on the Internet.In a photo filed by the Beijing News Tuesday, a protesting father lying on the ground outside a closed school shouted helplessly: "We have also made contributions to Beijing!"Microbloggers on China's Twitter-like weibo.com also posted to object the schools' closure, saying it exposes the inequality in education.T Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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