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Alex Ruppenthal, Chalkbeat Chicago

Chicago’s Military Education Chief Quietly Resigned After ‘Systemic Failures’ Involving Student Sex Abuse

Col. Daniel L. Baggio signed a severance agreement in March after an investigation by the school district’s watchdog exposed “systemic failures” regarding his oversight of JROTC. 


Chicago Automatically Funnels Some Black And Latino Students Into Military-Run Courses

It's mostly students at smaller high schools on the South and West sides who are placed in JROTC, which is designed in part to recruit students for the military.