Media Watch: Uncool PR-style puff piece by Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Sun-Times ignored the facts of an unnecessary, $100 million building – that furthers segregation on the northwest side of Chicago, and will cause additional damage in lost enrollment to several existing schools, purportedly built to alleviate overcrowding at Taft High School, a problem CPS created by enrolling hundreds of non-neighborhood students in the neighborhood school – and instead published a puff piece worthy of the CPS public relations department, on Thursday, Sept. 5.

A more complete story by this reporter is here.

The ridiculous untelling of it is here.

While the Chicago Sun-Times did some great reporting about homeless students in the Chicago public schools on Sept. 3, the next day it published a page-three, puff piece that ignores the facts of CPS inequity and its ever increasing capital spending debt, which it just increased enormously with the above unnecessary school built for a majority-white enrollment in a white community.


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