Chicago's middle class not interested in 'hidden gem' high schools
Fifteen years after Chicago embedded International Baccalaureate programs in tough neighborhood schools, the programs have not attracted the middle class.
Posted by Jim Zellmer at April 25, 2012 1:29 AM
Middle-and upper-income Chicagoans scramble to get their kids into Chicago's top high schools, turning to test prep, private tutors, and educational consultants.
If their kids don't get in, for many it's private school or the suburbs.
But Chicago has another set of high-quality high school programs--considered gems of the district--that middle-income parents have rejected. WBEZ looks at why.
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