Touted Chicago School Reform A Failure: Report

07/31/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Greg Hinz Crain's Chicago Business

Chicago Public School reform largely has failed, with the vast bulk of students either dropping out or unprepared for college and apparent gains at the grade-school level more perceived than real.

That's the bottom line of a blockbuster report released Tuesday by the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club, a report that directly challenges the legitimacy of one of Mayor Richard M. Daley's major claimed accomplishments.

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