Inner City Kids Can Compete When Given the Chance May 29, 2009
Thousands of children in Chicago are not given a chance to "try out" for better schools. They are locked into continually failing schools with low graduation rates, largely because Illinois lawmakers will not remove the arbitrary cap placed on the number of charter schools in the state. However, urban charter school graduation rate rival the best in the state. It is time to lift the cap on charter schools so that all Illinois children have the opportunity for an excellent education.