That would be one way and it's possible, but I'm betting on regionalization.Starting with the schools, the wealthy and well to do burbs will be absorbed into the Chicago govt district. By the end of this contract all Cook County school districts will be part of the Chicago school district for tax and spending purposes. The real progressive desire would be to bus the poor into the burbs and the white kids back to Chi. That will cause revolution, but limiting the control to money raised and spent will accomplish the redistribution the progs want.
Blood in the streets before New Trier, Glenbrook (my HS), Glenbard, Hinsdale and a few others go the equalization route!
IIRC Michigan went that way a few years back.
Did any test scores change?