Philanthropist and school choice advocate Janine Yass teamed up with the Center for Education Reform, to award $5 million in RESCUE Grants to Chicago private and charter schools with the “capacity and interest in expanding quickly.”
Chicago Isn’t the Only City Putting Politics Over Kids
We need to look to and elevate the leaders and communities that are actually building positively toward the empowerment of their students and schools. If our children see only dysfunction, we’ll only see more of it when it’s their turn running the show—unless the goal is to show students what not to do when they hold these positions.
Whether We’re in School or Remote, We Must Breathe, Love and Care for Each Other
When it comes to returning back to school in the middle of a pandemic, no one has the one right answer. But I would like to observe that we are responding with the same demands and the same strategies we have been using to fight the system for the past two years. History repeats itself. The same things we have been demanding during these pandemic years are the same things CTU has been demanding for the past decade.
CTU Must Stop the Theatrics and Support Return to In-person Instruction
After a year of remote learning, too many of our young kids, including mine, are far, far behind where they should be. When my wife and I met with our older son’s first-grade teachers at Open House in the fall, they told us, “We’re really scared. Not for your son, but for all of them, because they are so far behind already.”
While Reopening Negotiations Continue, CPS Principals Offer a “Third Way”
While the union and the district haggle over the fine details of reopening, the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association has released a three-phase reopening plan that could address the deeper concerns of teachers, parents and communities.
Chicago Unheard Will Not Be Intimidated by Anyone
Chicago Unheard’s editorial decisions will not be influenced by attempts to intimidate and bully us into presenting only the points of view certain powerful readers want to hear.
E-Learning Is a Nightmare, But We’re Still in a Public Health Crisis
The value of human life should far outweigh any inconveniences we are all suffering at this moment.
Before Others Replicate Chicago’s Teacher Contract, Let’s See the Impact on Kids
Chicago’s new teacher contract contains proposals permeating our nation’s public school systems. But are they good for kids?