Media: Solorio High Stories Missing Key Elements

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Several news outlets decided to cover the opening of Solorio High yesterday (WBEZ:  CPS Builds New High School, Private Company Manages the Rest., ABC7: CPS
high school named after fallen Chicago Police Officer Eric Solorio
), making a big deal about the new facilities, the fallen officer the school's named after, etc.  But none of the coverage I've seen deemed it worthy to note what readers of this blog already know -- that the school had been renamed at the last minute, that it's original principal pick had been replaced, or that the school had been given over to AUSL -- a turnaround management company with limited experience with high schools -- under circumstances that weren't entirely clear. A brief Google search, a talk with a community member not picked by City Hall handlers is all it would have taken. 

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  • but not the key elements -- that AUSL was brought in late, is essentially being given a new school, and that solorio isn't a turnaround. this is more like that gleaming school that chico or vallas did years ago, the one supposedly staffed with all the all star teachers, that by the way failed.

  • In reply to AlexanderRusso:

    What school are you referring to?
    "gleaming school that chico or vallas did years ago, the one supposedly staffed with all the all star teachers, that by the way failed."

  • Today is 90210

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