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Voice your opinion about the end of the Consent Decree

A parent at school tipped me off to this link where you can give your opinion about the end of the Consent Decree to CPS (assuming somebody there is actually reading and doing anything with these comments, of course.)  Oh, do I sound bitter?  I have a major rant about CPS bureaucracy brewing within me  that I must spew forth this week.

In the meantime, you can spew forth with you opinions on the topic here.  At the very least, perhaps tell them that there’s probably a heck of a lot of CPS parents who don’t know that this has ended.  On the other hand, there was probably a lot of parents who never knew it existed!

Changes Due to Federal Court Decision
October 2, 2009

On September 24, 2009, the federal court vacated the Chicago Public Schools desegregation consent decree. As a result of that ruling, the race-based criteria referenced in the Options for Knowledge Guide and the applications and other materials related to the 2010-2011 admissions process will not be used to make admissions decisions.
Alternate admissions procedures are currently being developed and will be available for public comment in the near future. This website will provide information regarding public meetings. Please check back often.
The Options for Knowledge Guide was already printed in anticipation of the start of the application period. Each printed guide is now labeled to advise parents and guardians of the upcoming changes in the admission criteria.  This information is also printed in the electronic version of the guide available online.
Applications from this website (found under “apply”) and in the Options for Knowledge Guide, can be submitted immediately.
Updates can also be found at
Comments and suggestions are welcomed at 773.553.2060 or at

October 27, 2009 at 10:13 pm 1 comment




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