Chicago Sun-Times

When City Hall in late 2012 proposed a wave of mass school closings, all in just one year, our reaction could be summed up in two words:

No way.

We carried that view into 2013, when CPS voted to 49 elementary schools, even as the mayor and the schools CEO insisted they could pull off the closings in way that wouldn’t hurt the nearly 12,000 affected children and would even make them academically better off...