Chicago Public Schools' enrollment keeps going down, but reports about overcrowding like this one from WTTW's Eddie Arruza suggest that at least in some places the problem remains a serious one. How can CPS be both overcrowded and under-enrolled at the same time? The obvious answer is that the kids and the schools aren't necessarily in the same neighborhoods. Some neighborhoods are declining in terms of school age kids, while others are increasing. Anyone at a low-enrollment school want to tell us what that's like?
*CORRECTION 02/24: Thanks to eagle-eyed readers among you, I've figured out that this isn't as new a segment as I thought it was when it appeared in my RSS reader. In fact, it's quite old. Sorry, I should have checked. Apologies and thanks.