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Education cannot be the “great equalizer” when unaffordable housing is an insurmountable barrier

Education cannot be the “great equalizer” when unaffordable housing is an insurmountable barrier

The Chicago region’s homes are under water and it is not due to the annual flooding from the Des Plaines River. Chicago ranks 2nd in the nation for the most homes that owe more money than they’re worth. And the majority of those homes are on the South Side.

What We’re Reading This Week: June 16

What We’re Reading This Week: June 16

This week, we’ve moved our schedule around a little bit to accommodate and highlight yesterday’s story on dual-segregation. Here’s what we’ve been reading in the meantime. We’re focusing on the many ways racism rears its head in...
Segregationist Policies’ Impact in CPS

Segregationist Policies’ Impact in CPS

Recently, CPS CEO Claypool invoked the racist policies of the south to draw attention to inequitable state funding in Illinois. However, he refuses to acknowledge the ways Jim Crow policies have shaped school opportunity in Chicago, both in the past, and under his...