Tag Archives: charter schools

CN May 9, 2013

Would you like to see first-hand why the issue of charter schools in Chicago is so contentious? A proud charter school mom says she wants fully equal funding for charters – dollar for dollar – the same as traditional public … Continue reading

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CN April 4, 2013

We’ve all become accustomed to the routine. There’s a shooting, and the police call the incident “gang-related”. Well, one or more of the participants may have, at some time been associated with a gang, but what does “gang-related” really mean? … Continue reading

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CN March 29, 2013

Governor Pat Quinn offered a serious admonition to Chicago Public Schools leadership about closing 50-some elementary schools when he stopped by for a special edition of Chicago Newsroom on Friday. “That has to be done with extreme care,” he warned. … Continue reading

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CN March 28, 2013

This week brought us the imagery of a large-scale rally in the Daley Center in opposition to Mayor Emanuel’s proposed closing of more the 50 elementary schools. When the Mayor returned from vacation, he announced that the time for debate … Continue reading

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CN December 6, 2012

Jesse Ruiz was appointed Vice President of the Chicago School Board when Mayor Emanuel took office. Two years and one teachers’ strike later, his Board is facing a budget shortfall of nearly a billion dollars, stubbornly intransigent academic improvement, and … Continue reading

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CN October 25, 2012

In Chicago, you have one choice. You’re either prey or predator. That sentiment that was conveyed to Diane Sawyer as she convened her Chicago Violence town hall on ABC last week, and it was distressing to Jet Magazine Senior Editor … Continue reading

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CN October 18, 2012

Miguel Del Valle was very pleased with Barack Obama’s performance on the second presidential debate. The first one, not so much. “Having served with Barack for eight years, the individual who showed up for the first debate was State Senator … Continue reading

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CN Sep 20, 2012

If you were following the CTU strike, you might have been dismayed by the union’s failure to suspend the strike last Sunday night. Some in the media, including columnists and editorialists who had been largely favorable, started to peel away, … Continue reading

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CN July 12, 2012

Chicago Public Schools released its proposed budget this week, and it does several surprising things. First, it empties the reserve fund, leaving the system with virtually no money for unexpected situations. In addition, it funnels more and more money into … Continue reading

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