02/07/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Parent Group Claims That CPS Wrongfully Flunks Students

Thousands of Chicago Public School students have been unfairly flunked and forced to repeat a grade due to broken promises by CPS officials in implementing a controversial promotion policy, a parent group is expected to charge today.

About 100,000 students have repeated a grade since 1996, at an estimated cost of $100 million a year, Parents United for Responsible Education contends in a complaint to be filed with the U.S. Education Department's Office of Civil Rights.

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