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Strike Will Hurt Our Kids

The teachers strike will seriously hurt our kids. My husband and I made the decision to send our son to Catholic school because we didn’t want anyone putting a price tag on his education. We didn’t want to wake up one day to an email stating that his school was closed and he won’t learn […]

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CPS Students Set New ACT Score Record

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools announced Monday that students acheived a record high average ACT score. CPS students scored an average of 18.4 on the 2015-2016 ACT exam, which represents the highest composite score for the district on record. “Chicago’s schools are realizing record-high academic achievements, progress that could not be made if […]

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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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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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Gov. Rauner, Don’t Call Yourself a Charter School Supporter Until You Fund Our Schools

The war between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats in the state’s General Assembly has claimed its first charter casualty: Chicago’s Galapagos Charter School. More than likely, more will follow. That’s because charter schools are public schools, and in Illinois, that means they too are subject to our inadequate, unfair school funding formula and our record-setting budget stalemate. If […]

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Letter from an Angry Black Father

It’s Father’s Day weekend and I know that I shouldn’t be associating anger with this cherished Hallmark holiday.  But, I can’t help it…Father’s Day is a very reflective time for me.  And as a citizen of a state that can’t figure out how to educate children and a city where black folks get shot in […]

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