I have been working in and with Chicago's public high schools and Chicago's small schools movement for the past 20 years. It is ironic that since the start of Mayor Daley's Renaissance 2010 initiative, no one connected with the School Board, CPS leadership or education foundations has asked my opinion about small schools or anything else.
I'm not complaining. Our Small Schools Workshop has been busy, and I have had plenty to do in school districts around the country. But I am making a point about the narrow base of Chicago school reform these days.