Tag: Chicago Unheard

Join the #Budget4IL Twitter Chat on May 17th!

What will it take to get equitable funding in Illinois? That seems to be the mystery question as the state waits for Gov. Bruce Rauner to approve a budget. Join us on May 17, 2016 at 8 p.m. as we discuss the matter at hand. Our panel includes: Chris Butler (Chicago Unheard), Peter Cunningham (Education Post) and Marilyn Rhames (Teachers Who…

You’d Never Convince My Mom to ‘Opt-Out’ of Testing

Opting out. In Chicago and across the country there is a movement that is taking hold that encourages parents, students, teachers and community leaders to “opt out” of standardized tests. Many of the arguments used to promote the idea of opting out (while often exaggerated) are founded. By and large we probably administer too many standardized tests in our public…

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