Chicago has just seen another upsurge in youth violence, and different observers have different solutions.
This post by Parents Across America argues that what is needed to reduce youth violence is a closer connection between communities and schools.
It maintains that the city’s decade-long policy of closing neighborhood schools and opening charters and schools of choice has severed young people from the watchful eyes of their community.
Charter advocates argue that charters are the antidote to youth violence because they provide quality choices that save students from their failing school.
What do you think?