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Raise Your Hand, a parent group that has been reaching out to school communities since the budgets were released, says especially hard-hit are neighborhood high schools with enrollment declines and schools that received a chunk of money last year after they were designated as receiving schools for students displaced by school closings.
“This myth that CPS must open more charters to meet parent demand is insulting as a taxpayer, and a resident of a community that had schools on the closing lists last year, and now has a charter proposal,” said Jennie Biggs, with the parent group Raise Your Hand.