by John Kass | © 2021 John Kass
Chicago has big problems that the political class can’t or doesn’t want to fix.
Chicago Public Schools are, for the most part, low performing, except for the selective enrollment schools that attract the city’s brightest students. Less than one-third of kids who graduate from CPS are considered college ready, according to U.S. News & World Report. And yet the district spends more than $16,000 per student with an average teacher-to-student ratio of 16-to-1.