I'm not sure I agree with the view of Chicago Public Education Examiner Edward Hayes, who thinks that school reform under Daley has been designed to reduce the number of black families living in Chicago, and that it succeeded in that effort. The focus seemed much more squarely on attracting white and middle class families than on fixing (or destabilizing) neighborhood schools. And only 100,000 fewer black families over nearly 10 years isn't that much. But it's a common view, and Hayes's post is angry and strong. Check it out even if you don't think you're going to agree. Let me know what you think.
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