Teachers, Occupiers Protest School Closings [Photo]

February 9, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
People protest outside during a Panel for Educational Policy
People protest outside during a Panel for Educational Policy meeting at Brooklyn Tech High School in New York City on Feb. 9, before a vote on whether to close or partially close 23 schools that the Department of Education considers failing. Members of Occupy Wall Street joined teachers, parents, and concerned residents to protest against the proposed closings. Critics say Mayor Michael Bloomberg should be fixing the city's schools, not closing them. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)