LV Reveiw web - The Politics of Public Schools in Chicago...

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The Politics of Public Schools in Chicago Story of the Hunger Strike 3 New High Schools are promised 2 High Schools are built, where and why? The District tells LV there is no more money. Community leaders meet with the District and send letters to the Mayor, meet with City officials over a 2 year period Community is told to go to the Illinois State legislature for special funding Then the Community was offered a small amount of $ to renovate old high school What should the community do? What would your parents do?
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What would your parents do? Prior 201/202 students have said: Community Action: PTA, meetings, meet with principal, gain media attention, gain support of entire community Political: write and meet with political leaders, protest the District leaders, elect new board members (in Chicago trustees are appointed by the Mayor), write Congress persons, write representatives, make it an election issue, hold political rallies, sit-ins and marches Economic: stop paying taxes, raise your own taxes, try to raise private funds, send children to private school, look to philanthropic organizations for money, ask local businesses to support schools, move to another community
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What is the reasoning behind where new  schools were built? Table 1 (Friedman) Data on North Park,  Near North Park, and Little Village (2000  Census) Population, poverty rates, median income Table 2  (Friedman) School Data (2005) Attendance Rate, Graduation Rate,  Achievement, AP scores, Racial  demographics of the 3 schools
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