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The school system's chief recovery officer was trying to explain how broke the district is, but no one could hear him.

"Save our schools! Save our schools!"

More than 200 protesters had packed the Philadelphia school board meeting and were drowning out the official presentation; they also waved signs expressing "No confidence" in next year's austere budget. It was the second major demonstration at district headquarters in just over a week.

The City of Brotherly Love is boiling...

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