Filed under: Parents and Parenting
You probably already know that it's just about a month until applications are due for selective enrollment schools -- Chicago's hardest-to-get-into elite academic schools. Parents (and SE educators) have good reason to be worried this year more than most. These schools are some of them as hard or harder to get into than an Ivy League college. The economy remains rough enough that moving, or private school, isn't viable for a lot of families. The whole admissions operation is working under a cloud of clout that has yet to be cleared out. Oh, and the Board doesn't yet know WTF it's doing now that race is no longer going to be an explicit factor in determining admissions.
So I'll be gathering updates and new information to keep everyone as informed as possible. If you've got any thoughts or new information, feel free to share them too.