Schools

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on one of the phoniest issues in the education debate, and more.

Jaisal Noor of Free Speech Radio News reports on the corporate agenda to establish charter schools and supplant publicly-controlled neighborhood schools.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on what Mayor Emanuel knows about the school system or, for that matter, the city, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on why charters might reject the "public school" label, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on origins of black patronage at Chicago Public Schools HQ, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on whether teachers' 75 percent minimum membership requirement for a strike vote hobbles their union, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the disparity in availability of charter vs. neighborhood school financial data, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on why using tax-increment financing to build new schools works against the school system's interests, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on why charter schools' ability to get rid of troublesome kids invalidates comparisons with non-charters, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky about the difference between magnet, charter, and selective-enrollment schools, and more.

WBEZ's Linda Lutton and Catalyst Chicago's Sara Karp how whether Chicago charter schools eject the certain poor-performing or behavior-challenged students.

In the summer of 2010 the CPS administration laid off over 1,300 teachers. When some applied for new teaching positions within CPS, they found that someone had secretly changed their personnel records—preventing them from ever teaching again in Chicago public schools, and maybe elsewhere.

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