Raise Your Hand has summed up the situation in Chicago quite succinctly:
So we won't be saving much money after all, kids will not be going to better schools in the majority of cases, many students will have to deal with overcrowding and reduced safety, research shows this isn't effective, and we'll have 54 vacant buildings scattered throughout the city? .
I would add, "And we're relentlessly approving new charters."
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I walked around Sullivan High School this morning at dawn. I can't imagine what it would do to this neighborhood to shutter that building. And yet that's what they're doing all over town. I can only hope that somewhere around the mayor's house they shutter something significant, or that they do the same thing at B3's home in Ohio.