Arne Duncan is floating a plan to clone some of the city's most successful and popular magnets just like has already been done with charters, according to this Catalyst article (Updates). It's being called "franchising" -- like Subway sandwich shops, I guess -- and sounds like it's being looked into but not already a done deal. Apparently, there are twice as many kids who score high enough to make it into an SE high school than there are seats. No word yet on what would happen to neighborhood kids, of course.
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