An overhaul of the district’s career education programs seeks to make classes more challenging and put career-track students on the path to higher ed, but many schools have lost programs, and fewer students are participating overall.
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it used to be only 2 teachers. 50% to 6 parents-more than the community or principal. 3 of 12--not bad. i have seen the teacher reps easily persuade parent reps thier way
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Panelists debate future of charter schools
The conversation quickly got heated at a Nov. 14 forum sponsored by Catalyst Chicago and the Better Government Association. After Catalyst Editor In Chief Lorraine Forte presented a primer on charter schools, Publisher Linda Lenz moderated a panel about their role in CPS.
Panelists at the event, "Charter Schools, Neighborhood Schools and Public Education in Chicago," included Chicago Teachers Union Staff Coordinator Jackson Potter, Illinois Network of Charter Schools President Andrew Broy, and University of Chicago sociology professor Charles Payne.