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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 4:51 PM
Kenmore Kenmore is offline
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Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
^ school "flipping" definitely happens in chicago.

our neighborhood school is a textbook example.

here'e the 2019 demographics of our school:

white: 56%
latino: 29%
asian: 4%
black: 3%
other: 8%

and here are the 2004 demographics of our school:

white: 18%
latino: 73%
asian: 4%
black: 5%
"other" wasn't a category that was tracked.

our neighborhood has never been remotely close to 73% latino, but 15 years ago the white families in our neighborhood overwhelmingly sent their kids to catholic school.

now, most white families in the neighborhood feel perfectly comfortable sending their kids to the CPS school, hence one of the big reasons why it's bursting at the seams.
similar transition occurring in earlier phase at Peirce
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