Aldermen host hearing on low enrollment at elite schools
The decree capping white enrollment to 35 percent in Chicago's elite schools was lifted back in 2009. Since then, some of the top high schools on the city's North Side have seen a decline in both minority and low-income enrollment. The findings raised questions for two aldermen resulting in a hearing on Tuesday. We talk with 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns about which schools lack diversity and what he proposes to improve enrollment equality.