The folks from GEM (Grassroots Education Movement) are putting out some new reports this morning at 10 am at the Board of Ed:
WHO: GEM (a broad-based
organization committed to promoting quality, public education in Chicago
neighborhood schools) and study authors, Pauline Lipman, Ph.D., Janet
Smith, Ph.D., Rico Gutstein, Ph.D., (All of UIC), and Liz Brown, Independent
WHAT: Release two studies.
(1) "The Charter Difference: A Comparison of Chicago Charter and
Neighborhood High Schools," where authors conclude that "Chicago
charter schools have not improved the overall quality of, or equal access
to, education for all Chicago high school students.” (2)
The UIC’s Data and Democracy Project’s second “Investing in Neighborhoods”
report (PDF) questions how CPS uses enrollment data to close, consolidate,
phase-out or turnaround schools.
authors will share full reports raising questions about the proposed
school closings, turnarounds, consolidations and phase-outs scheduled
to be voted on at the Wednesday, February 25th Chicago Board
of Education meeting.
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