Just so we’re clear;
The Chicago school system fails first by delivering the student and community a shit product. When a student clears that hurdle and technically graduates with no prospects, the system will withhold the student’s diploma further crippling them.
The school system may look better as it shifts the blame of its failures to the students and fluffs the number of “graduates” it is “putting into college”. It may be a great military feeder system. This and other illusory metrics that are used to gauge success of public systems will improve. And the abusive government complex of disenfranchisement and plantation farming is covered under another layer of bullshit. They’re the government and they’re trying to help.