President Obama, We Still Need You

Hi President Obama, I heard that you are coming to Chicago this week to deliver a “farewell” address.  I can’t say that I’m not excited about that.  You have given us so many truly iconic moments over the past ten years; I’m sure this one will be amazing.  The only thing is that I can’t […]

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Little Chris at Christmas

Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas Without Great Schools

It happens to me every year. December rolls around and everyone begins to hang out the holly…it’s Christmas. But, in the midst of all the cheer, I find myself working on organizing a school fair or reading a story like the one in the Chicago Sun-Times recently about parents desperately searching for a high-quality school […]

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What…You Teach Your Kids At Home?

Since as early as I can remember, I have been passionate about educating children. I thoroughly enjoyed my years as a classroom teacher (both public & private), working at seasonal camps or simply babysitting. I confidently believe that children are unlimited beings with outrageous potential in almost any area, so I take great joy in […]

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What Does Trump Pick Mean for Educational Opportunity?

For more than seven years I have worked in education reform. The number of times friends, classmates, professors, and community members have asked me how I sleep at night are many. I started in this work because despite everything I know about privatization and its impact on low-income communities, I understood that the reform movement […]

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