Thursday AM News: Tru-Link Confession, Uniforms Work,& More

Funding changes would be a boon to schools CST
A fair method of funding public schools would provide Chicago schools
with an additional $400 million to $475 million a year, according to
the Commercial Club of Chicago Civic Committee's report on Illinois
finances.

Ex-fence firm chief admits contract scam guilt Tribune

A Chicago businessman and major fundraiser for the Democratic Party
pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to taking part in a scheme
that defrauded Chicago Public Schools of millions of dollars.

Tom Moore: Baltimore Public Schools should require uniforms Balt Examiner
When several Chicago public schools imposed a dress code in 1995, the
result was a nearly 98 percent drop in violent incidents the next year,
according to PBS.

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