Tag: Chicago education

5 Reasons Why I Left CPS

Ten years ago as an undergraduate elementary education student at UIC, no one could have ever told me that I would leave Chicago Public Schools. There are five major factors that pushed me to transition out of CPS and into another school district. CONSISTENCY. In my short six years at CPS, I had the pleasure of working under four CEOs.…

Why Aren’t Education Reform Leaders in Chicago Stepping Up?

Here’s a fact: education reform (school choice, teacher accountability, high expectations and school autonomy) is the not the cause of the impending teacher strike in Chicago. Here’s another fact: it is becoming increasingly difficult for the public to perceive that the first fact is true. That’s because there is a sad juxtaposition playing out in Chicago today. On one hand,…