Thursday, January 4, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
According to a Chicago Reporter analysis published Dec. 19, “Chicago’s public schools lost more than 52,000 black students. Now, the school district, which was majority black for half a century, is on pace to become majority Latino.”
Many of those students are going to predominantly poor, black school districts in the south suburbs and northwest Indiana, the Report shows. In the last eight years, about one-third of the roughly 15,000 students who left predominantly poor and black Chicago public schools enrolled in predominantly poor and black schools elsewhere.
And three school districts in Proviso Township are among the top 25 school districts in the state receiving most of those transfers, data compiled and analyzed by the Reporter shows.
Data by Chicago Reporter. Chart by Village Free Press
Data compiled and analyzed by the Chicago Reporter shows that three school districts in Proviso Township — Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview District 89, Bellwood District 88 and Proviso Township High Schools District 209 — took in more than 600 transfers from majority black and poor CPS schools between 2009-17.
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