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The race for City Hall

Jobs and schools promise to be top issues in next year’s city elections. The mayor’s education agenda faces its toughest test in the African-American communities that gave him strong support in 2011.

In the News: Laid-off teachers still trying to get rehired

Dozens of laid-off Chicago Public School teachers and paraprofessionals shared their concerns and questions at a little-publicized meeting of the Chicago Teachers Union’s Displaced Members Committee at CTU headquarters last week, according to Substance News.

Valerie Leonard, co-founder of The Lawndale Alliance, offers five reasons why Chicago should have an elected school board.

Education came up several times during Monday night’s debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney that was supposed to focus on foreign policy. The Washington Post captured some of the best tweets about what was said about eduction.

Minority students at New York City’s top private schools say they are confronted by a racial and economic divide that manifests itself as indifference and social segregation. (The New York Times)

The Gates Foundation, the country's most influential education-policy organization, has quietly ended financial support for a national group formed to push for favored reforms, including an overhaul of teacher evaluations. Communities for Teaching Excellence, headed by former L.A. school board member Yolie Flores, is planning to close its doors next month. (Los Angeles Times)

1 comment

Anonymous wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

CTU Leaders are unable to lead

The new contract delivered proudly by CTU leaders is a worst nightmare for the teaching community here.
Karen and her cohort still quietly use a loophole ,claiming union salaries as a base for their pensions.
Naive teachers believe that the former left wing would be honest and transparent.
There is no protection,no contract enforcement,no job security.
The former President was unable to cause so much harm like our lovely sleeping beauty accomplished.
You received what you deserve,naive folks.

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