Why some teachers and students are skipping summer school this year

Anna Davlantes

391429 02: Students in Ms. Newman”s third grade class attend summer school June 3, 2001 at Brentano Academy in Chicago. More than half of Chicago”s 430,000 public school students must attend summer school this year before they can go on to the next grade, Chicago Public School officials say. Former Chicago schools chief Paul Vallas said about 245,000 pupils failed to score high enough on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills to be promoted. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Karen Ann Cullotta, Chicago Tribune general assignment and education reporter, joins guest host Lisa Dent to talk about why some parents and teachers are saying ‘no’ to summer school.

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