As CPS prepares to close a record number of schools, the fate of students and communities is in question.
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So many people call the "Orginal" Tea Party as heroes...but when schools close with NO PUBLIC rights...we are getting almost a reversal...or tax dollars being used with NO REPRESENTATION...if I am...
Tell me if I am wrong. However, why hasn't our school closings been an issue on 60 minutes or Face the Nation.??? Seems like CPS (right or wrong) is getting away with this with NO NATIONAL...
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In the News: Closings could become federal case
Rainbow/PUSH Coalition officials said Friday they hope to convince the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate resource inequities within Chicago Public Schools, including a policy that “starves’’ struggling schools of repair dollars, the Sun-Times reported over the weekend.
Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard took to the pulpit on Sunday to defend the controversial decision to close or turn around struggling schools. (Tribune)
Community leaders and CTU officials are aiming to build momentum to wrestle control of Chicago's school board away from the mayor and restore it as a publicly elected body, according to the Tribune.
A South Side parent writes in a letter to the editor that CPS is not listening to parents on the issue of longer school days. (Sun-Times)
IN THE NATION
An Indianapolis Star analysis of a new state grading system shows that schools — traditional and charters — that serve high-poverty students will be especially affected by the new system.
Both critics and proponents of school choice say growth in state special education voucher programs could pave the way for broader school-choice initiatives. (Education Week)
The New York City Education Department released the ratings of thousands of teachers on Friday, ending a nearly year-and-a-half-long legal battle by the teachers’ union to keep the names confidential. (The New York Times)
A legal defeat is turning into a political victory for the United Federation of Teachers, galvanizing members and mobilizing allies on the left. (The New York Times)