Three big issues in and around Chicago these days are whether to ban “cloned” charter schools -- spinoffs and other campuses created to get around the 60-school charter cap (Banning Cloned Charters), whether a local columnist went too far in bashing local school councils for their occasional troubles running schools (Did The Tribune’s Eric Zorn Go “Agley” In Criticizing Local School Councils?), and the resentments of public school parents when private school parents try and get their kids into elite public high schools (When Private School Parents Go Public). See picture, right.
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