Study on Chicago school closings evaluates where students ended up

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CHICAGO -- A University of Chicago study looked at what happened to students affected by Chicago Public School closings.

The study says a third of them wound up in another low-performing schools.

That's because their families decided against the welcoming school that was recommended to them.

The parents say the welcoming school was too far, and they were concerned about safety.

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  • William

    They didn’t do anyting but pack more children into the schools that remained open. Didn’t even stop to think about how far most kids have to travel to school daily. Some of them currently have to travel accross gang lines, and into neighborhoods that are NOT too safe to walk through in the evening time. Especially in the winter when the sun goes down at the time they get out of school…

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