View Full Version : Local News Parents United for Responsible Education Complains That Flunking CPS kids Is Harmful

12-08-2010, 10:17 AM
This from Chicago Sun-Times (http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/2732461-418/cps-chicago-complaint-grade-policy.html) by Rosalind Rossi:
Thousands of Chicago Public School students have been unfairly flunked and forced to repeat a grade due to broken promises by CPS officials in implementing a controversial promotion policy, a parent group is expected to charge today.

About 100,000 students have repeated a grade since 1996, at an estimated cost of $100 million a year, Parents United for Responsible Education contends in a complaint to be filed with the U.S. Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights.

PURE labels holding back kids “harmful,’’ “wasteful,’’ and given today’s tough economic times, “extravagant’’ — particularly in the wake of a 2004 report by the University of Chicago’s Consortium on Chicago School Research which found the policy was not working. The consortium recommended it be scrapped.

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