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The [Tuesday] Papers

"Charter schools are expanding in Chicago, even as the district is closing schools due to declining enrollment," WBEZ reports.

"Chicago Public Schools officials explain the seeming contradiction by citing a large demand for charter schools. Charter advocates and even the Chicago Tribune editorial board say 19,000 kids are on charter school waiting lists in the city.

"There's just one problem with that number: it's not accurate. It significantly overstates demand."

Significantly.

Click through for the rest of this excellent examination of the false claims trumpeted by the Tribune editorial board and how the numbers really work.

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CPS: Credibility Patently Sapped.

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On The Move

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Hope they're better at logistics than websites: Their last two news entries were from 2010 - one of them introducing their new website's mission to "provide timely delivery of information."

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Mind The Gap

True enough. CPS says it won't fully realize the savings from closing schools until 10 years out. Besides the fact that budget projections that far into the future are less accurate than palm readings, how does that solve the alleged $1 billion deficit in FY2014?

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Crooked Numbers

"The Chicago Police Department radically underestimated the number of protesters that marched against the closing of dozens of public schools.

"The department and its chief spokesman, Adam Collins, said Wednesday after the march that the number of protesters was between 700 and 900.

"But a Chicago Sun-Times analysis Thursday found that number could not possibly be right, counting 2,750 people in a photo of the protest at Daley Plaza."

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CPD: Credibility Patently Destroyed.

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With A Bullet

These Are Your Schools Chicago: Tell 'Em What To Do, G.
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Coinkydinks Anonymous

Conspiracy or just the way things work in Illinois?
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Dictionary Definitions

Seeking Bigger Library, Montclare Residents 'Check Out' Hundreds of Books.

CPS might say their library is way bigger than they think.

Dispensa is the Senior Manager of Business Optimization at CPS.

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Also:

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It Won't Get Any Better Than This . . .

. . . For Chicago Baseball This Season.
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Monkeys By Candlelight

An Art Institute special.
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The Beachwood Tip Line: Monkeyfied.


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Posted on April 2, 2013


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