CPS Has Safest Year Ever, Study Says; ‘Nothing to Celebrate’ Critics

CPS Has Safest Year Ever, Study Says; ‘Nothing to Celebrate’: Critics by Ted Cox

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The mayor praised what a study called the safest school year on record, just over a year after school closings led many to predict violence in the streets.

“The fears, justifiably raised, did not bear out,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said after a wide-ranging roundtable on Chicago Public Schools issues Wednesday at Police Headquarters.

The mayor and CPS Security Chief Jadine Chou touted a University of Chicago Crime Lab study showing that 2013-14 was what Chou called “the safest school year since we have started tracking student safety in 2007.”