Posted inCatalyst Chicago, Education, Perspectives

CPS has great new playgrounds, too bad kids can’t use them

The rubble-strewn, broken-asphalt lots on which schools were situated have become functional and aesthetically pleasing campuses. These campuses have colorful play equipment whose use is protected by safety surfaces underneath, new asphalt surfaces upon which designs for games have been imprinted and landscaping that includes grass, flowers and shrubs—-all tastefully enclosed by decorative fencing. The upgrading of the physical facilities makes the statement that these institutions are very important places.