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Chicago black leaders demand olympic-sized swimming pool.


CofCC News Team

Long time readers of CofCC.org may remember a report we publicized a while back that showed Chicago, Illinois was spending significantly more money per student at majority black high schools than majority white high schools. Well apparently it’s not enough. Black leaders in Chicago have vowed to march until they get Olympic-sized swimming pools.

From the Chicago Sun…

Citing rock-bottom test scores, violence and poor attendance, officials ordered Austin High to stop accepting freshmen in 2004. Before that, it held as many as 1,810 students, CPS officials said.

The two new small schools cleared to replace it will hold a combined 1,160, about 350 of them freshmen.

Virgil Crawford of the Westside Health Authority decried the small-school “experiment.”

“We are calling for a comprehensive, state-of-the-art high school with a football field, a baseball field and a track. OK? And an Olympic-size swimming pool,” he said.

“We are willing to march and march and march and do whatever we have to do.”