Rahm Emanuel is considering a voucher program for Chicago. This may–or may not–seem surprising but when I read this, I remembered the only time I met Rahm Emanuel. I was invited to the …
Source: Chicago: Emails Suggest Rahm Emanuel is Open to Considering a Voucher Program
The skill is no longer important. It is the assessment of the skill.
Source: Teachers Don’t Want All This Useless Data | gadflyonthewallblog
Recently, CPS CEO Claypool invoked the racist policies of the south to draw attention to inequitable state funding in Illinois. However, he refuses to acknowledge… #racism #segregation #teachers
Source: The impact of segregationist policies in CPS | A Just Chicago
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ agenda to further privatize education would leave even fewer good schools for low-income black and brown students.
Source: School choice is a scam in segregated neighborhoods | Chicago Reporter
As the mayor disburses millions in TIF money to pet projects, budget cuts at CPS threaten community stability and programs crucial to stemming violence, like summer school.
Source: Chicago school funding crisis exposes steady gutting of neighborhoods | Chicago Reporter
Jitu Brown helped lead one of the most striking protests in America in 2015, a weeks-long hunger strike to stop Chicago from closing a community high school. He’s part of a coalition of community groups that have exposed and fought the institutional racism in K-12 education, from GOP-led privatization to Democratic neglect in blue cities. He spoke with AlterNet as his group, Journey for Justice Alliance, launches a new national coalition for equitable public schools.
Source: How a Successful Hunger Strike Is Leading to a National Movement for Better Education | Alternet