Since 2012 Chicago Public Schools has more than doubled seats in alternative schools. But some worry the programs, many offering half-day programs with online instruction, are attracting traditional students as well as those who need a second chance.
Chicago Public Schools is contracting with for-profit companies to give teens a faster way to earn a high school diploma. Some worry the new, part-time, online alternative schools lower the bar and make a second chance more appealing than the first.
** UPDATED BELOW WITH COMMENT FROM MAYORAL SPOKESWOMAN.The Emanuel administration has been very good to the big national corporations that dominate the summer concert scene on the city’s lakefront, and key players in those companies have in turn been very good to the mayor&rsq