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Where Do Chicago Teachers’ Kids Go to School?

Where Do Chicago Teachers’ Kids Go to School?

Middle-class parents started bailing out of Chicago's failing schools decades ago, enrolling their kids in private schools or moving to the suburbs. As recently as 2004, a Thomas B. Fordham Institute study found that 39 percent of CPS teachers sent their own kids to private schools. I wonder what that percentage is today, given there are [...]

Public Schools In Crisis: Will Children Be Victims of A Failing Economy Today AND Tomorrow?

Public Schools In Crisis: Will Children Be Victims of A Failing Economy Today AND Tomorrow?

I'm sorry - when I read stories about the economy getting better, I just don't believe them. There's a man who stands sweltering in the hot sun, holding up his "Jobless, please help" sign near the entrance to the interstate every day. There is at least one Facebook friend daily announcing they, too, have become a worried statistic. There is the [...]