20,000 freshman seats remain vacant in Chicago Public Schools. See story here. https://wgntv.com/2018/08/16/20000-cps-seats-for-freshmen-remain-empty/
This is an interesting turn of events. Chicago Public Schools’ new high school enrollment program is leaving schools with thousands of empty freshmen seats, according to a study released Thursday from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The GoCPS application lets freshmen apply for programs at higher performing schools, instead of their neighborhood schools. The application has caused some under enrolled schools to be even more vacant. 20,000 ninth grade seats, across CPS, remain unfilled. It will be hard to fill that number.