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Closing 54 schools because of a supposed under-utilization 'crisis' is costing Chicagoans over $1 billion. CPS is borrowing $329 mln on a 30-year tax exempt bond and the debt payments are...
The list I posted above, with % low income added. I also added the remain SE high schools that were not in the top 20.
1 NORTHSIDE PREP - 35%
2 NOBLE ST CHTR-PRITZKER - 95%
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In the News: Judge rebuffs Rahm—till Wednesday
A judge declined on Monday to immediately order Chicago public-school teachers back into their classrooms, rebuffing Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to end the six-day strike on the grounds that it is illegal.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis acknowledged in an interview Tuesday morning that the delegates could still reject the tentative agreement. “If that’s what our members decide, that’s what our members decide,” Lewis told WGN-TV. (Sun-Times)
Teacher union's anger could be tough to quell, and as delegates head for a second vote on strike, high expectations have made it hard to reach consensus. (Tribune)
A private school teacher says part of a teacher's duty is to help build character, not just test scores. (Tribune)
Richard Lorenc, who pens the Chicago Libertarian blog on ChicagoNow, compiled this list of 10 things you might not know about the Chicago Teachers Union.
IN THE NATION
StudentsFirst, the organization started by Michelle Rhee, announced the appointment of new members to its board of directors. They are:
Connie Chung, television news journalist
Bill Cosby, comedian and educator
Jennifer M. Johnson, Chief Operating Officer of Franklin Resources Inc.
Joel Klein, former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, current Executive Vice president, News Corporation and CEO of Amplify
Roland Martin, journalist, host of "Washington Watch" and syndicated columnist
Jalen Rose, former NBA star, current ESPN Analyst and Announcer, Charter School Founder
Blair Taylor, Starbucks Chief Community Officer and former President of the Los Angeles Urban League