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Share All sharing options for: 30 public schools in Chicago are named for slaveholders; surprised CPS promises changesJohn Marshall Metropolitan High School is a West Side institution.

Chicago Public Schools officials say they weren’t aware of how many schools remain named for slaveholders until shown the Sun-Times’ findings.

He says CPS might then look at schools named for 35 others known to have publicly said or done racist or misogynistic things.

That would add to the ranks of Chicago schools named for women.

Today, for every Chicago public school named for a woman, nearly six are named for a man.

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