A top CPS official also acknowledged, however, that every Chicago public high school graduate essentially already meets the new standard because graduation guarantees admittance to the City Colleges of Chicago community college system.
“I think the goals are really laudable,” Johnson said of Emanuel’s proposal. “I just think that the challenges are the supports available for the students to enable them to do that. And if they fail to be able to secure an acceptance by the time they graduate, should they then be penalized by the withholding of a high school diploma?”
So is Rahm gonna fix the rampant unemployment and the systemic racism in the city in order for kids to meet this new graduation requirement— Malcolm's Mama (@malcolms_mama) April 6, 2017
rahm's new hs grad requirement adds barriers to graduation and punishes students for the failures of adults— kalliopi mathios (@kalpal45) April 6, 2017
I fully endorse Rahm Emanuel's plan to make college graduation contingent upon acceptance to med school and/or reception of a Purple Heart.— Sridhar Ramesh (@RadishHarmers) April 6, 2017