Friday Morning News Roundup (June 15)

Daley promises curfew crackdown Sun-Times
Earlier this week, Daley attended a moving South Side march with symbolic coffins for the 24 Chicago Public Schools students gunned down this year.

Deja vu all over again? Catalyst
This spring, school funding activists were brimming with optimism
that the legislature would finally takes steps to substantially boost
the state’s share of education spending.  Now, legislators are in overtime and the major bill championed by
advocates, HB750, stalled in the House and never came up for a vote in
the Senate.

The Mixed-Income Myth  Chicago Reader
After two decades of
gentrification the neighborhood [NKO] has three new schools, less public
housing, less crime, and a booming real-estate market. But most of its
low-income kids still attend the old, underachieving schools. 

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