Most drug violations in CPS involve an ounce or less of marijuana. Schools are quick to call police, yet rarely have the resources to offer education, counseling or other non-punitive help to students.
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If the Ogden Principal had responded to the anti-Semitic bullying more vigorously perhaps he would not have had to ask for reassignment. However, if he had responded from a personal sense of...
Showing preference to CPS graduates is ridiculous. Hire the best person for the job so you don't have endless lawsuits. The "Rahmfather" is a sketch!
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In the News: Public ed measures on many ballots
The Washington Post has a roundup on some of the important races around the country that matter to public education.
Through Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, and text messages, districts are giving parents news and information about their children's schools.
Florida voters appear to have pretty soundly rejected an amendment to the state constitution that would have prohibited state government from discriminating (specifically in terms of financial aid) against religious organizations, including schools with religious affiliations. (Education Week)
A referendum to enshrine collective bargaining rights in the Michigan state constitution failed to pass last night, according to reports from the Great Lakes State. Unions poured hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of the referendum, with Michigan Education Association reportedly spending about half a million, so a defeat comes as a big disappointment to them. (Education Week)
California voters weighed in on a ballot measure Tuesday that would raise taxes by $6 billion annually over seven years, bringing an end to an acrimonious, $123 million battle between Gov. Jerry Brown, who said the money was necessary to save the state’s public schools, and conservative opponents in and outside the state. (The New York Times