March 22, 2013
K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Chicago Says It Will Close 54 Public Schools. “After weeks of uncertainty, principals at 54 public schools here officially learned from city officials on Thursday that their schools would close, with 11 more to share space with other schools. The closings represent the largest group of campuses to be shut down at one time by a city in recent memory. . . . In Chicago, where about 100 schools have already been closed since 2001, Ms. Byrd-Bennett has said that the district needs to reduce a $1 billion deficit.”
All is proceeding as I have foreseen.