Joanne Barkan just published an insightful article about Chicago, in which she asks “Who Is Really Victimizing the Kids?”

One of the most startling facts that she reports is that the proportion of African-American teachers was 45% in 1995, when Mayor Richard Daley took control of the schools. Today it is 19%.

Can any of the multiple defenders of the “reformers” in Chicago explain the disappearance of black teachers in CPS? The Chicago Tribune editorial board? Mayor Emanuel? Penny Pritzker? Nick Kristof?