Principal talks about his school's 'phase out'

December 1, 2011

Chicago Public Schools is trying some controversial strategies to improve under-performing schools. CPS announced Wednesday that it wants to close two elementary schools and phase out two under-performing high schools. Phasing out means the school won't get a freshman class next year, and it will remain open only until the current freshman graduate.

Robert McMiller has been the principal of Dyett High School for a little more than two years. The school is in Chicago's South Side Washington Park neighborhood.

WBEZ's Jennifer Brandel spoke with McMiller about the phase out.