Looks like the Concept zoning passed. Sounds like Joe Moore is digging in.
Perhaps if I'd been on a Turkish junket in the past, as I believe Joe has been, I could see it from Joe's point of view, but actually, I can't. I see the crystal clear logic in protestors' point of view. The building of excess capacity is a really, really bad policy for schools. That's why they try to avoid it in the high test-scoring suburbs.
If you want to fix things that are broken, fix the TIF system, fix the illegitimate governance of CPS, and the get rid of the longstanding (status-quo) policy of worshipping the wrong data, closing schools, and causing unnecessary upheaval.