It might not be the switch from private to public that's irksome to public school parents in Chicago, but the polarizing high-school admission process itself. After all, more public school students are applying to Chicago's selective enrollment high schools every year, too. It is the very nature of Chicago's selective enrollment high schools' point-tallying system to pit neighbor against neighbor, classmate against classmate, and even sibling against sibling.
There is no serious intellectual argument to be made for public school children carrying more weight in the admission process than private school children. Parents are just speaking their emotions in this article. They're infuriated because they know it's a numbers game being played with their children. And they can't not play.
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