Charter School Friends, Foes Headed for CPS Showdown

January 26, 2011  |  

(Chicago Tribune) — Hundreds of charter school supporters and detractors are expected to attend a Chicago Public Schools board meeting Wednesday, hoping to influence a vote on whether to open more of the independently run public schools.  Critics forced the board to hold off on a decision to add new campuses last month, catching the charter community off guard. But they plan to come back strong as the school board gets another chance to hear the proposals, which call for two new charter schools as well as four more campuses and additional students for existing charters.

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