Want to live near a great CPS school? That'll cost you 2.4 times what it will cost you to live near a bad or average one. A new Brookings Institute report shows some things we already knew but a few surprises as well: The familiar news is that the Chicago metro area ranks 2nd in the nation in terms of economic segregation. A whopping 58 percent of poor students would have to move zip codes to create an equal distribution of kids across schools. Some of the more surprising news, in terms of where Chicago ranks: Poor kids score 26 percentage points lower than middle and upper income kids (24th). Housing costs are 2.4 times higher near high-scoring schools (42nd). Zoning restrictions against inexpensive housing in Chicago rate just 70th in the study. Link to the Chicago page here (PDF). Study overview page here. Huffington Post education story about the isssue here.