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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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Back to School in Chicago Got a Big Ole BUT

It’s back to school for the largest majority of Chicago’s school children, the near 400,000 who will attend Chicago Public Schools.  Never in my lifetime has the beginning of a school year been marked with so much uncertainty.  One can almost not mention the dawning school year without a great big BUT showing up. I […]

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Parents = The Primary Teacher

Parenting is a pretty tough job. It demands all of you- then even a little more. Their child seems to be their world and they do everything necessary to help them survive. However, once the child enters school, there seems to be a dramatic shift. As a former public school teacher, I often wonder why […]

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When is Student Appreciation Week in Chicago?

This week is #TeacherAppreciationWeek and if anyone tells you this week isn’t necessary, they’re clearly out of their mind. Teachers play a huge role obviously in the development of our children and help shape our children’s character. There are plenty of teachers who go above the call of duty in the name of education. They […]

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I’ll Tell You What Parents Resist: Low-Performing Schools

The Walton Foundation won’t be funding charter work in Chicago any time soon. That news came to charter school and school quality advocates as an undeniable setback for a movement that has engaged thousands of parents and provided access to college and careers for multiplied thousands of students in Chicago. But it also seemed to […]

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