Professor Barbara T. Bowman, Erikson’s interim president of external affairs, spoke to Crain’s Chicago Business about what impact the recent increase of private schools in the city will have on its public schools.

Private schools that serve a small number of children are far less of a threat to public schools than charter schools, Bowman says, as charters are often are cost-free to families. “The issue isn’t about private schools but about improving the quality of public schools,” she adds.

CRAIN’S: Private schools are popping up around town