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Former CPS Leader Calls Out Cuts to Low-Income, Minority Schools

The majority of the Chicago Public Schools’ Latino Advisory Committee resigned last week in protest. The move came after a round of budget cuts disproportionately affecting schools with mostly Latino and African-American students.

Two days later, CPS announced a partial reversal and released $15 million in funding to high-poverty district schools.

Joining us to talk about the committee members’ resignations and about the ongoing budget crisis facing CPS is Jesse Ruiz, who was among the advisers to step down.

Ruiz is currently president of the Chicago Park District board, and previously served as interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools and as chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education.

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