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“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.
Mayor Emanual had claimed repeatedly that all CPS students were receiving two-hours of arts instruction per week. This claim was repeated without critcism in the press. We knew this was not true at many schools, so RYH conducted a survey to show that this was not true. Read about our survey here.