- Chicago Public Schools acknowledged Thursday that its graduation rate – heralded by Mayor Rahm Emanuel during his re-election campaign because the number of students finishing high school was reportedly rising – was overstated.
The school system was forced to make the embarrassing revision following a Better Government Association/WBEZ investigation earlier this year that found thousands of students were being counted as transfers when they should have been counted as dropouts. Transfers aren’t factored into the graduation rate, but dropouts are.
CPS previously claimed that 69.4 percent of students who started high school in 2009 graduated by the summer of 2014. But on Thursday, officials revealed that the rate is, in fact, 66.3 percent.
It must be the Revenge of Chuy. All of Rahm's lies are coming to the fore.
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