Every Chicago Public Schools (CPS) student deserves to have the same quality education as the children in wealthy families and elite schools. This can happen, but only if policymakers prioritize education that is research-based, fully funded and staffed, and delivered equitably. Today’s students have suffered from years of experimentation as CPS closed, turned around and consolidated their schools. The unproven “fixes” CPS continues to implement do nothing for our children. CPS endlessly alters rules for attendance, lesson plans, tests and grades with no apparent benefits to students. This impacts the education that students ultimately receive and hurts economically disadvantaged Black and Latino students the most. Our children deserve better!
We can increase student learning using smaller class sizes; a robust well-rounded curriculum; and services that address their social, emotional and health needs. Our children deserve professional teachers who are treated as such, fully resourced school buildings and a school system that partners with parents.
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