Chicago Public Schools plans to close 54 schools in June, but a new Chicago Teachers Union
study raises questions about whether the district has the capacity to
close that many in such a short time, given its issues with closing at
least one of four schools last year.
Once Englewood’s Simon
Guggenheim Elementary closed last year, only 37 percent of its
non-graduating students enrolled at the designated receiving school, Carrie Jacobs Bond Elementary, according to CTU’s “A Tale of Two Schools” study.
Also, CPS has yet to account for 23 former Guggenheim students, the study added.
lose any student, let alone that many ... it’s just dangerous, and it just
baffles me how CPS thinks that this is a good plan, when for the past
10 years or so, when these school closings started, they’ve never been
able to get it right, because it’s not right,” said Action Now Executive Director Katelyn Johnson.
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