Barber Shop Show video review: Schools in the balance

Barber Shop Show 113

Chicago Public Schools recently released a list of 129 schools that are “under consideration for closure.” Most of these schools are on the West or South Sides.

On today’s Barber Shop Show, we talk with Ms. Beaulieu, an art teacher at one of the schools on the list. She talks about that school’s struggle to improve test scores, even while 25% of their student population is homeless.

We also talk with Lorraine Forte, editor of Catalyst Chicago (sister publication of the Chicago Reporter) about how the list was determined, and how potential closures might impact communities.

Plus, two customers at the Barber Shop give their opinions about how the surrounding neighborhood of North Lawndale might be effected.

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