Wondering what if any effect the new magnet/ selective enrollment admissions plan will have on economic diversity within schools? You won't find out the answer from CPS -- even though economic diversity was the basis of the student application and acceptance formula they were using.
Catalyst says that, on aggregate, the economic mix will remain the
same, with families living in higher-income neighborhoods making up
nearly 40 percent of the SE and magnet enrollment (here).
But there's no school-by-school breakdown of the economic distribution
like there was with race.
So I asked the Board. First they said they didn't have it. Then they said they couldn't give it out for privacy reasons. But that doesn't really make sense, given that they've already given out the school by school race data and FERPA (the student privacy law) is limited to individual privacy (and they've already reported the NCLB "gut check") numbers, which are effectively income-based. Where's the information on how the new admissions plan is going to affect economic diversity at Chicago's magnet and selective high schools? Why can't we see it? I think everyone wants to know.