To see video clips or hear radio interviews with Jacqueline and Susan about Nettelhorst’s amazing renaissance, click on any of these links:
Beyond the Quads: Roscoe Park 8 Takes Over
Q: One education pundit I talked to said we’ll know that CPS is working when middle-class families send their children to the system’s schools in numbers far greater than they do today. Your response?
A: I think you’ve seen dramatically more middle-class children going to Chicago public schools. I can give you 30, 40, 50 neighborhood schools—Nettlehorst, Lincoln, Ogden, Alcott—there’s a whole series of schools.
Q: But citywide CPS is still predominantly low-income.
A: Poor. Yeah. The middle class has always gone to the magnet schools. What you see now is more middle-class kids going to neighborhood schools. And, you’re seeing public schools outcompete Lab and Latin and Parker for students.
For the complete interview: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/April-2009/What-Arne-Learned/
Also checkout his interview on Charlie Rose extolling Community Schools; Jane’s Place at Nettelhorst was Chicago’s first: http://www.youtube.com/user/communityschools
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