School Choice

Chicago Parents Want More School Choice

Poll shows support for more charter schools, parent-trigger laws


Chicagoans are ready for education reform. 

A recent survey conducted by National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago found that Chicago parents are anxious for the city and state to implement substantive reforms that will help their children succeed.

Chicago parents' displeasure with the current school system is reflected in the grades they gave it on the survey. Overall, six in 10 parents gave Chicago Public Schools a letter grade of "C" or "D." Another 8 percent gave it an "F."