Racial reality in Chicago schools


A federal judge today ended an order for Chicago to racially integrate
its public schools, a 29-year-old mandate, that has had a profound
effect on the composition and operation of the city's education system.

The Tribune's on-line Breaking News reported that "Judge Charles Korkoras vacated the so-called desegregation consent
decree late Thursday, stating in an opinion that within the district
schools "the vestiges of discrimination are no longer."
The judge also scrapped the federal oversight of the district's
bilingual program, saying it was a state issue."

the end of the mandate with affect the racial balance in the system's
elite magnates schools is yet to be seen. But it is legal recognition
of a reality that became apparent decades ago, that the schools are so
heavily dominated by minorities that classically defined racial
integration was no longer a realistic possibility.

the system may consider a plan to consider socioeconomic factors, test
scores or lottery drawings (read: luck) in admissions decisions.


Leave a comment
  • Amazng, someone always comes along and makes a "black thang" out of it!


Leave a comment

  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Visit my new website

    I'm a freelance writer, editor and author. I can help you with a wide variety of projects. Check out my new website at www.dennisbyrne.net

  • Meet The Blogger

    Dennis Byrne

    Chicago Tribune contributing op-ed columnist and author of forthcoming historical novel, "Madness: The War of 1812." Reporter, editor and columnist for Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News. Freelance writer and editor.

  • Subscribe to The Barbershop

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

  • Dennis Byrne’s Facebook Fan Page

  • Categories

  • Like me on Facebook

  • Our National Debt

  • Twitter

  • Tags

  • Recent Comments

  • /Users/dennisby/Desktop/trailer.mp4
  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: