CPS budgets 111 million bucks for new selective HS while Pilsen parents fight for school library

Whittier school parents are in their second week of occupying their field house, slated for demolition by Chicago Public Schools. The parents have an engineer’s report that the building only needs a few repairs. CPS is determined to tear the building down, and has budgeted $350,000 for the job. Parents want to use those funds to create a library, which their school and community lack. CPS says no.

Jones College PrepToday, the Sun-Times reports on CPS’s plan to spend $111 million on a new school building for the South Loop selective enrollment high school, Jones College Prep. Jones already has a building, which CPS has already spent millions to upgrade.  

You do the math.   

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