Chicago Public Schools Lose A Few IPads, Laptops, And Hot Spots … 77,505 Of Them

by Milt Harris at

Chicago taxpayers should be outraged. Then again, they’re the ones that keep voting these people into office. This city takes incompetence to dizzying heights. Already one of the most dangerous cities in the country, last year their own accountability school report card would demonstrate that huge majorities of students in the city’s worst schools, 75 percent in elementary and 95 percent in high school, failed to meet the state standards.

Last year, the Chicago Tribune pointed out that “Just 30% of Black students meet or exceed reading standards in the third grade, and the number falls to 14% for 11th graders, according to data from the Illinois State Board of Education.”