Sunday, May 8, 2016

““I think the public schools are underfunded. They don’t...

""I think the public schools are underfunded. They don't have a lot to offer. My wife is a substitute teacher, so I get this first-hand. My neighborhood is not a good environment for a child to grow up in, mainly because of the violence. I do allow my kids to go out alone, but not for very long." — Kareen Noble, 33, and his daughter Kamaria, 10, live in Englewood, on Chicago's South Side.

A recent @nytimes survey of Chicagoans found that a majority of residents agree that the city has veered off course and that the mayor is not addressing their needs. But few issues define Chicago's divide more than schools. In a recent @nytimes survey, most people believe their neighborhoods lack quality public schools. But the misery is lopsided: On the South Side, 71% of African-Americans say so. Blacks were also more likely to say they wanted to get out of their neighborhoods, and indeed, out of Chicago entirely. Follow along this #nytweekender to see more portraits from #Chicago by @alyssaschukar." By nytimes on Instagram.

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