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Something IS Working

There is a lot going wrong in Chicago right now.  Violence seems to be an unsolvable mystery.  We can’t quite get fair school funding from the state.  A teacher strike is looming and, let’s face it, the Bears look terrible.  But, there are glimmers of hope for those of us who still believe in Chicago […]

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Single Mom Pens Open Letter to CPS

As a single black mother with two children currently being taught in two totally different school settings, I can definitely see a difference in their educational habits that I believe to be inspired per their institutions/peers.  My 8 year old daughter (Cayce) is in 3rd grade at a private Catholic School (St. Angela) and has […]

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Parents, Stand Up…Critics, Have a Seat!

Woke parents—I LOVE you guys!  Over the past week, there have been a number of you who have publicly voiced your concerns over the impending teacher’s strike.  And I, for one, am especially elated that there are more of you who are becoming more aware of the disparities in education in Chicago, inserting yourselves into […]

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“Don’t Strike- Think About the Children Instead”

“Think about the children.” This is what Chicago parent Ebonee Washington is urging the CTU to consider as talks of a possible teacher strike continues to surface. Washington is the parent of four children who attend CPS and charter institutes. “My children and the children is this community may not have a chance to get […]

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Every Day Super Heroes

Scrolling through Facebook this morning, I came across a status post of my friend Charles’ conversation with one of his students at Hyde Park Career Academy: Charles: How was your summer? Student: I was in jail. Charles: For what? Student: Pistol charge…rather get caught with it than without it. The sad truth is that many […]

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DEAR MAYOR EMANUEL: I RESIGN MY POSITION AS PRINCIPAL OF THE #1 RATED NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL IN CHICAGO

What happens when the principal of the #1 neighborhood school in Chicago resigns? He writes a very detailed blog explaining his decision. Former principal of Blaine Elementary School, Troy LaRaviere, wrote a long explanation addressed to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Here’s what LaRaviere had to say: Dear Mayor Emanuel: In 2010 Chicago Magazine ranked Blaine Elementary […]

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The Power Of Unschooling: Why My Daughters Don’t Go To School

How does a 10-year-old Atlanta-based black girl with Jamaican parents, shoulder-length locs, and zero interest in school become deeply immersed in the studies of Finno-Ugric language groups and Eurasian migration? It started with flags. And the Internet, of course. Sage would come across an image of a flag, then search online to find its related […]

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