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The Early Results From Chicago’s School Closings Are Mixed

When Chicago closed 47 schools, it directed kids towards better-performing “welcoming schools"—some with considerably higher ratings, some slightly better. Not all parents took them up on the offer, for a variety of reasons.

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What Martin Luther King, Jr. Wanted For Chicago in 1966

The drum major for justice was also a drum major for an O’Hare extension of the Blue Line, children with learning disabilities—a new concept that had just been forged in Chicago—and a higher local minimum wage.

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