Integration YES; Segregation NO

Want to improve the education of Black students living in poverty? Try what worked in the 1970’s and 1980’s: integration. In that period, the height of school integration, inequities between Black and White educational outcomes were the lowest ever. Now,…

Praying for a quality school: Parents recount their experiences with Chicago’s school choice system

At both the elementary and high school levels this, the nation’s third-largest school district, gives students and parents the option to apply to schools other than their assigned neighborhood school. CPS encourages families to “Research, Choose, and Register” within a matrix of charter, contract, magnet, International Baccalaureate, and selective enrollment schools