No More Don'ts, Say Chicago Ed Advocates

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The blue ribbon commission that's supposed to help Chicago Public Schools decide how and where to close underused schools produced a long list of "don'ts" last week.

Don't close any high schools.

Don't close schools with more than 600 kids.

Don't close middling schools that are "on the rise" academically. Don't close schools that have already gone through consolidations. Don't close schools that are adding grades. Don't close schools that are close to "efficient" capacity. Don't close the best-performing schools.

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