Emanuel Wants to Add a CPS Graduation Requirement: Get Acceptance Letter

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Chicago public high school students to show they have a plan for what's next before they can get a diploma. Emanuel's proposal would add one more big item to the graduation checklist for high school seniors: proof they've been accepted into college or the military, or a trade or a "gap-year" program. The requirement would also be satisfied if the student has a job or a job offer.