A Frightening Comparison

From Fred Klonsky:
  • The number of Chicago soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in the last seven years = 16.
  • The number of CPS students that have been shot so far this year = 143
  • The number of CPS students killed in Chicago so far this year = 20.
Two things: 1) How can a city educate its kids if they have to contend with this kind of violence and 2) How can we trust Arne Duncan to deal with national issues if he left Chicago in the state he left it?

Conditions on the ground have an effect on student achievement.  Until we deal with it, we are kidding ourselves.

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