Private schools, poised to grow in Illinois, move into closed Chicago public schools

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Chicago Reporter

May 1, 12:00 AM

Private schools, poised to grow in Illinois, move into closed Chicago public schools

When Chicago Public Schools closed an unprecedented 50 schools five years ago, officials repeatedly promised that the empty buildings wouldn’t go to charter schools. The move appeased critics who said charter school growth contributed to enrollment declines and budget cuts in neighborhood schools, making them targets for closure.

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