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Chicago Public Schools Fails to Close Performance Gap

While overall African Americans have made gains on NAEP in the last two decades faster than Whites, that’s not the case in Chicago, as this Tribune article painstakingly details. The article looks at the national trend, and tries to piece together what is holding Chicago back. There’s also a critique of then school chief Arne Duncan’s decision to close down many schools by the current chief, Jean-Claude Brizard.