Here are three different takes on the Consortium report:
A new study from the Consortium on Chicago School Research finds that
about one in three students who graduate from selective high schools
and programs land at colleges and universities that are far below their
more Windy City students are taking challenging academic programs, too
few are making it into selective colleges, a study finds.
many top Chicago high school students are going to colleges that are
too easy for them. That’s according to a University of Chicago study out today.
What do you think? Maybe it looks like the colleges are too easy on paper, but what about the notion that CPS inflates grades and many classes lack rigor? (And the fact that so few CPS kids overall make it through college?) Sad to say, but maybe the kids are making the right decision for themselves -- I mean, assuming they're picking colleges where kids actually graduate.
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