Casals isn't the only school that has staunch defenders, and the new Chicago Journal includes a look at the debate over the proposed phase-out of the historic school:
Fight for Crane begins Chicago Journal: Chicago Public Schools officials announced on Nov. 30 that they want to close the Near West Side's Crane High School by phasing it out bit by bit. It's a decision that Gates, Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) and the Chicago Teachers ...
Crane closing a shame Chicago Journal: As Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard told us before he announced the changes, these kids only get one shot at an education. They can't go to Crane in 10, 15, or 20 years after it's had time to turn around.
Chicago Public Schools chief rolls out reform plan Journal: Many schools are facing staff cuts when AUSL’s model is to put two teachers in every classroom, she said, adding that CPS has been divesting in schools.