Saturday, December 22, 2012

Chicago: Planning to close schools, while opening charters

From the Chicago Tribune: Read first, CPS insists there is no school-closings list, but then check out "Document shows Emanuel administration had detailed school closing plans  and meanwhile, Chicago Public Schools pushes ahead with plans for more charter schools.

Since St. Louis gets many of its ideas, both good and bad, from Chicago, we can expect that a similar strategy is being deployed here.  It does appear that here in St. Louis, public schools continue to be discussed as targets for potential closing in some neighborhoods, while charter school advocates continue to push opening of new schools, many of which will be even smaller than the schools to be closed.

And to understand more, we could read the entire document, but the Chicago Tribune, which has long backed the top-down reform model, has not released it in its entirety.