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Chicago Sun-Times: East Lake View school’s straight parents line up with gays

Jeff GarlinArticle in the University of Chicago CORE Magazine
Beyond the Quads: Roscoe Park 8 Takes Over

 Chicago Magazine Arne Duncan, former Secretary of Education:

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.

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Charlie Rose on Community Schools and Jane’s Place at Nettelhorst. 

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