|LaSalle Language Academy|
Emanuel tried to phase out LaSalle Language Academy Magnet School, where 1,500 kids apply for about 70 open seats every year. According to a WBEZ report, " it also would have turned one of the city’s few integrated schools into a majority white school by closing the door on students from other neighborhoods. And parents feared their school’s unique language programs—run with desegregation funds—would be lost."
Late Tuesday, schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard sent letters to parents saying the proposal is off the table.