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Join us at Revolution Brewery for the release of our ground breaking new website dedicated to making Chicago’s police...

Posted by Chicago Justice Project on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Chicago Perpetrates Stupidity
"When CPS released its enrollment projections earlier this summer, neighborhood schools across the city braced for hits - and the loss of the dollars that come with each student," Catalyst reports.

"But 10th-day enrollment numbers were even worse than projected: 16 district-run schools - all but two of them high schools - lost more than 100 students this year."

That is distressing in itself, but here's the real kicker:

"The lower enrollment means district-run schools will receive about $15.9 million less than was projected in July. (Unlike in previous years, CPS officials are not holding schools harmless if fewer students enroll than was projected.) Those additional cuts include about $13.3 million in funds set aside for per-pupil disbursement, as well as 52.5 fewer special education aides and 16.5 fewer special education teachers. For each lost teaching position, CPS estimated a $105,000 reduction, and for each lost aide position, another $50,000.

"Twenty-seven schools are slated to lose at least half a million dollars - which includes the cost of special education staffers - on top of what was already cut in July."

Click through for all the gory details.

And consider: Cutting funds to schools with declining enrollment only hastens - perhaps even creates - a death spiral. Less funds mean fewer teachers and programs, making those schools less attractive to parents. Struggling schools ought to get more funds to my way of thinking. Also, smaller class sizes is a good thing. That should be a benefit to smaller enrollment.

But more importantly:

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If I ran one of the papers in town, I'd partner up with this guy - and others like him.

Posted by The Beachwood Reporter on Sunday, September 27, 2015

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Posted on September 28, 2015


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