Belmont Cragin is a quiet, working-class neighborhood full of single-family brick bungalows and two-flat apartments.  Unlike most school systems, CPS calls the position of superintendent "Chief Executive Officer", but there is no material difference in responsibilities or reporting from what is traditionally a superintendent. Bronzeville Classical will open this fall as a citywide elementary selective enrollment school. Roy Pearson, Class of 1968, conceived the Lindblom History & Fundraiser Project. The problem, still, is fewer and fewer families are enrolling their students at CPS.  Over 50 people were arrested throughout the entire protests, but no acts of violence were reported.. According to CPS, 20th-day enrollment data shows that the number of newly enrolling students fell from 44,000 last year to 32,000 this year. Loury of the planning council said it makes sense that as the Near West Side grows there’s a desire to satisfy that growing population. , As Chicago was started as a trading outpost in the 1800s, it took several years for a citywide school system with adequate funding and instructional personnel to emerge. Others contend that the district’s spending still prioritizes white and mixed communities near downtown and on the North Side as opposed to majority black and Latino communities on the South and West sides. Illinois school districts are generally governed by locally elected school boards, where each district board hires a superintendent, who in turn hires administrators such as principals, who then must be approved by the school board. Demographer Rob Paral, who publishes Chicago demographic data on his website, said while the city’s population might be down, some parts of the city that have grown, especially areas that are gentrifying and former white ethnic enclaves transformed by Latinos and immigrants. Paral said Latinos have moved from communities like Logan Square to the east, where gentrification pushed them out, and replaced aging white populations. Erskine supports neighborhood schools, but struggled finding schools that offered the kind of field trips and world language instruction many selective enrollment schools offer.  As a result, the CTU and other education activities responded by protesting. RAN FOR MAYOR IN 1927 Broke With Thompson to Head Independents--Organized Loyola University's Medical School", "R. 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