Economic crisis in the USA

The Harlem School of the Arts, founded almost 50 years ago as a non-profit institution to provide free or low-cost arts education to mostly black and Hispanic students, has closed its doors after being unable to meet its expenses: here.

This is a video from 2009, when the Harlem School of the Arts was still open.

New York Governor Paterson and New Jersey Governor Christie have offered to grant additional state funds to school districts whose teachers unions cooperate in wage freezes and other concessions: here.