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Chicago Unveils Plan to Reform Public Education

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Chicago Unveils Plan to Reform Public Education

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Chicago Unveils Plan to Reform Public Education

Chicago Unveils Plan to Reform Public Education

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Over the next six years, Chicago is creating 100 new schools within existing buildings. Major Richard Daley says the plan is designed to shake up the system by replacing troubled schools with a mix of independent charter and contract schools, along with smaller traditional schools. Hear NPR's Cheryl Corley.