Impressive results for Chicago charter school
Here's an inspiring story out of Chicago.
All of the 107 seniors at Urban Prep Academy for Young Men in Englewood, an-all male charter school in a tough Chicago neighborhood, have been accepted to 4-year colleges.
It's remarkable when you think about where the students started. Only four percent of the graduating class were able to read of grade level when they arrived at the school. (Wow!)
The school essentially starts pushing the idea of college from the beginning. Incoming freshmen go on a college visit at Northwestern University. Each student is assigned a college counselor freshman year. The school's extended day gives students 170,000 more minutes of classroom time than its counterparts. And students are required to take four times the normal amount of English to graduate.
Can any charter school advocates in this area tell me why this isn't being done here?