The picture of the astonished, speechless faculty members is accompanied by a devastating sound effect that designer Daniel Perelstein unleashes. Once and for all, the deafening blare drives Holter's critical point home. Audiences won't be chuckling then -- and for the right reasons.
Here we all are, waiting on pins and needles for the CPS computer to spit out a letter informing us if our kids made it into one of Chicago's selective enrollment high schools -- about as likely as the Cubs winning the World Series.
Simply put, there are not enough great public schools in Chicago -- period. Our city needs more high-performing magnet, selective-enrollment, charter, turnaround and neighborhood schools in communities of highest need.