Illinois drastically raised standards in 2010 for candidates who want to attend colleges of education. Three years later, the data bear out a fear that state leaders had at that time: the changes have disproportionately hurt aspiring minority teachers.
Marya Lucas asked what’s behind quality-of-life differences from one Chicago block to another. There’s no tip-toeing around the city’s social divisions. They’re plain to see, but the reasons aren’t and, in one place anyway, they don’t boil down to black and white.