Some of us grew up in Chicago and went to a CPS school. Others didn't.
Where did you go (if it was a CPS school) and how was the
experience, looking back? Or, where would you have gone to school,
based on where you live now, and how do you think that would have been for you? (Would you go there now?)
For example, I grew up near Wrightwood and Clark Street, and then near
Roscoe and Halsted. Had I gone to CPS, I would probably have gone to
Alcott, then Nettlehorst, then Lakeview (or maybe Whitney Young, which
was new then).
Of course, the closest I got to any of those schools was playing
pickup basketball on the courts outside Nettlehorst -- now a parking
lot I think. My sister went to Alcott for a year or two before our
parents pulled her out because there was so much teacher turnover. I
ended up going to Near North Montessori and then Francis Park.
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