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BGA - Fact check: Chris Kennedy flunks data interpretation 101 with Cairo College Readiness Claim


By LGIS News Service | Mar 1, 2018


Democratic governor candidate Chris Kennedy declared recently that not a single high school senior was prepared for college in historic but economically distressed Cairo at the southern tip of Illinois.

Kennedy, speaking last month to the editorial board of the Carbondale-based Southern Illinoisan, was trying to make a broader point about the sorry state of Illinois school financing when he highlighted troubling details about school kids in Cairo.

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