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The OPRF facilities plan looks to the future

When I first moved to Oak Park almost four years ago, I thought I was moving to my version of paradise. But I soon realized my assessment was premature. Student discipline and achievement disparities between white and black students at the high school are stark and pervasive, and as the adoring mother of a biracial son, it worries me. I used to think that OPRF High School’s Board of Education should spend more time discussing those issues — and not some facilities plan — because that has nothing to do with issues of equity.