Chicago doesn't need another selective enrollment high school (SEHS) like the project planned for the near northside (formerly known as "Obama Prep") within a few miles of two other SEHS. Let's keep the funds in existing schools. Neighborhood high schools have lost between 8 and 12% of their budgets over the past four years.
Less than 2%—only 210—students, applying to SEHS will be helped by this use of $60 million dollars. Think of how many teachers and programs $30M will save and students' lives will be positively impacted by the return of these TIF funds to CPS.
Sign up here if you can spare an hour to canvass on the morning of 9/27. We will be meeting up at several locations in River North/Old Town. You'll receive a schedule of times/locations via email.