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CPS’ New Charter Cap More ‘Symbolic Victory Than Actual Victory’?

One of the contract provisions most heralded by the Chicago Teachers Union was a cap on the number of charter schools Chicago Public Schools can open as its enrollment declines further and its coffers remain bare.

CPS CEO Forrest Claypool also lauded the cap as “prudent” given the district’s tricky finances and diminishing student body.

But the baseline CPS set has perhaps rendered the cap toothless compared to what many union members believed it would do, angering the union.