There's just over a month left until magnet and selective enrollment school applications are due, and yet CPS has yet to roll out its new revised priorities and procedures. But go ahead and have that second baby if you've already got one kid into a selective school. According to this Sun Times story (Magnet Makeover), siblings and neighborhood kids are going to get a bump in the proposed but as yet unseen process. Not that siblings didn't already have good odds. (Check out this list (PDF) of sibling accept rates to see what I'm talking about.) The real question is whether CPS can get the other new criteria -- income, parents' education levels, etc. -- right so that magnet schools don't get even whiter and wealthier than they already are. (Not that there's anything wrong with being wealthy and white.) The Board's other concern? Making sure that the new process doesn't have the clout problems that the current one apparently has.
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