Are We Missing Something?

This past weekend, Navy Pier played host to a large, citywide school options fair.  The aptly named “Chicago School Fair” was presented by Parent Power Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, the Archdiocese Schools and the Illinois Network of Charter schools making it perhaps the only fair of its kind where parents and students could meet and […]

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Letter to Rev. Jesse Jackson: There’s a Revolt Against Testing and Charters But It’s Not Coming From Parents

In a recent Sun-Times column, Charters and Heavy Testing Hurt Our Schools, the Rev. Jesse Jackson boldly proclaims that parents across the country are “revolting” against standardized testing and teacher accountability and marching against public charter schools. Well, there is a revolt against testing but it is not coming from parents. The fact is, when the tests […]

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