Union sees problem with charters being closer to Chicago’s under-capacity schools (Chicago Sun-Times)

December 22, 2012 – Charter schools are on average several blocks closer to elementary schools that Chicago Public Schools considers under capacity, a Sun-Times analysis shows. As CPS seeks to close traditional schools based on how empty or full they are, resulting in public outcry at a series of hearings, the district is going ahead with plans to open more charter schools. Union officials say the numbers bolster their claim that charters leach students from neighborhood schools; charter operators, which draw about 70 percent of their students from the surrounding neighborhood, say they only set up shop where they’re needed.

Link to Full Article: http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/17135921-418/union-sees-problem-with-charters-being-closer-to-under-capacity-schools.html

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