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    Chicago Public Schools- Coping and Surviving Through Budget Cut The Chicago Public School (CPS) is a body politic and corporate as well as school district of the State of Illinois. CPS are financed through a combination of local, state and federal sources. Over the decade, CPS have been suffering from the budget cuts when the State of Illinois continue to fall behind in making payments to the district. According to the survey conducted by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, total local funding nationally declined between 2008 and 2014, adding to the damage from state funding cuts. For example, in 2016, the district faces a $480 million gap (Senn High school’s News). Consequently, the educational reforms such as improving teaching quality,…

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    Bennett was reported saying that Chicago’s public school system was the worst in the nation. Bennett had been invited to speak on the issue by an organization of business leaders called Chicago United. In the meeting Bennett was quoted saying “if it’s (CPS) not the last, I don’t know who is. There can’t be very many more cities that are worse. Chicago is pretty much it” (Banas). Following the meeting, publications released statements and articles containing the phrase “worst in the nation” and…

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    Students in Chicago Public Schools were not pleased with their free lunchroom food- not that they are being too picky but because the food is outright "disgusting, unhealthy, unappetizing and overly processed." When these kids' palate cannot take it anymore, they did something revolutionary; they took the issue of school cafeteria food in the internet. Every meal in nearly every CPS lunchroom is made by the district and are given free to every student. With the federally subsidized program's…

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    Thank you for affording me the opportunity to review your budget proposal for the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). The purpose of this memorandum is to provide information regarding the implementation of a new district-wide budgeting system. As requested, I have assessed the current CPS centralized budgeting system and evaluated the desirability of implementing an equity-driven, student-based planning and budgeting policy, better known as the Weighted Student Formula (WSF). Based on the…

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    The Social disorganization theory was developed by two sociologists, Clifford Shaw and Henry Mckay who were connected to the Chicago School of criminology. Due to the social conflicts afflicting Chicago, Shaw and Mckay examined predominant rates of crime and delinquency. Creators theorized that disorganized communities are affected by poverty in which crime rates and neighborhood ecological characteristics are directly related. Sociologists established social structure theories in their efforts…

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    Chicago is known to be one of the most violent cities to reside in in America. We need help, and we want a dramatic action. Violence is out of control, in some areas of Chicago, and it is happening every day. Gun violence is a very serious problem because no one is safe not even our children. Parents worried about their children safety when they send them to school, hoping they do not become another firearm victim. Chicago residents have placed metal bars in their windows and doors because they…

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    in Chicago for three years, and I don’t even know what the loop is. Where is the location of the loop, and the only thing I know about the loop is from the Redline. I don’t have a lot of time when I was in high school. Every day I just go to school and do my homework. This walking tour gets me knew more about the city of Chicago where I have been living for three years. I took this tour on Oct 11, afternoon. The weather is so good for walking not cold and not too hot, and it took me about two…

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    of Chicago sees the importance of educationally equity therefore, HB 4560 was drafted in support of allocating surplus TIF funding to financially distressed school districts. Desperate entities including parents and teachers alike have conjoined efforts to support Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in attaining…

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    The West side of Chicago is part of this and over the next twenty five years it will continue. The ways we interact with technology, people, communities, jobs or even our own family is different from several decades ago. The people of West side of Chicago will also experience change. The City of Chicago is known to be a culturally diverse though very segregated at the same time. Many neighborhoods in the city are limited to different ethnic or cultural groups of people. Twenty-five years…

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    shooting being the tragic event of the Columbine High School massacre. These unfortunate and evil events have opened the closed eyes of Americans to the issue of gun violence. Due to these events repetitive arguments and activists overdue for retirement continue to enter the discussion on how to successfully stop such barbaric displays of human aggression. There is other place in America that represents this more than the city of Chicago, Illinois: also known as the “murder…

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