The Chicago Board of Education is expected to greenlight a new high school initiative at its meeting today, first proposed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The proposal, titled “Learn. Plan. Succeed,” is intended to help Chicago Public Schools, or CPS, students successfully transition from high school to college or career. The proposal would require high school seniors to prove they have post-high school plans in order to receive their diplomas.
While well-intentioned, the plan falls short and may even carry unintended consequences for Chicago students.