Tag: Chicago Board of Education

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Madres de Chicago Hablan en Serio acerca de Aprendizaje Remoto

Ayer, dos madres de las Empacadoras hablaron a la Junta de Educación acerca de las realidades de aprendizaje remoto para muchos estudiantes. Puede escuchar toda la reunion aquí, pero es mucho tiempo. Los testimonios de las madres están abajo. De Consuelo Martinez, madre de una estudiante de Back of the Yards College Prep: Mi nombre es Consuelo Martinez. Soy madre…

Justice with scales

L.A. Parents Sue Their District Over Remote Learning. Will Chicago Parents Follow?

Yesterday afternoon, a group of Latnix and Black parents in Los Angeles announced they have filed a lawsuit agains the Los Angeles Unified School District. The parents claim LAUSD’s remote learning plan falls short of providing students what they need to learn. You can watch the conference–and hear the heartbreaking stories the parents shared regarding inadequate support for parents and…

Chicago Board of Ed Will Post Agenda One Month in Advance, Translate Meetings into Spanish and Vote in Public

For years, Chicago parents and community groups have complained that the Chicago Board of Education makes decisions in secret, withholds information from the public and shuts out community participation and input. Today, the newly-appointed board, led by Miguel del Valle, announced a set of sweeping changes that will give communities more knowledge and possible input into policy. It’s a huge…

Not “everybody” happy with new teachers’ deal

I didn’t see any reporters hanging around my child’s school in Englewood (or another community) Tuesday morning. If they had been there, they may have discovered something that I know first-hand. Contrary to what a North Side parent wrote in a Sun-Times story Tuesday, not “everybody” is happy with the deal that the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Board of Education…

Reason #4 on Why CPS Teachers Shouldn’t Go on Strike: Everybody Else in Town is Already Paying More for Schools

“Stubborn”.  That’s what my mom calls it. My cousin says it’s “petty”. “Unreasonable”, if you ask my education policy friends. But no matter how many ways I hear it; I can’t get beyond the fact that after every other stakeholder in funding and support of Chicago Public Schools has carried a share of the burden, the Chicago Teachers Union still…

Reason #3 on Why CPS Teachers Shouldn’t Go on Strike: We Need to Work Together to Save the District

You don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. That’s what my grandmother told me when I skipped an entire week of my freshman year of high school because I was upset with my mom and dad.  Sometimes anger can cause people to lash out in ways that are ultimately far more harmful to them than to the object…

Reason #2 on Why CPS Teachers Shouldn’t Go on Strike: It’s ALL About Money! (5-part Series)

Regardless of what you might hear in the news, understand this one thing: If the Chicago Teachers Union goes on strike, it will be about money…period. Now, if you have been listening to the TV news or consuming a ton of social media, you might think that the pending strike is a referendum on all things Chicago Public Schools.  You…

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