Board drops its required reading list

CPS will provide high school English teachers with a suggested reading list that includes such previously required works as “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Raisin in the Sun.” But teachers will be free to choose other material they deem “appropriate for their individual school,” explains Roberta Brooks of the CPS Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She adds, though, that teachers likely will continue using the previously required texts because schools already have purchased the books.