At the risk of making you think I’m weirder than you may already think I am . . . Sometimes when walking alone late at night, I talk to friends and family who have died. Been doing it for a couple of years now. Going back to the pandemic when the streets were so deserted […]
Photos from the Reader editorial union’s rally on April 21, 2022.
The problems with public schools seem like a broken record, but leave it to the NBC hit show Abbott Elementary, perhaps premiering at the right time . . . to make people think critically about the state of education in America’s major cities.
Nurses say conditions remain dire more than a month after a standoff with the mayor.
Having spent the better part of the last week closely following the showdown between CPS and its teachers, I’ve concluded there’s no way Mayor Lightfoot truly believes the positions she’s been taking. Not unless the mayor—who ran as a progressive—has suddenly transformed into a Chicago version of Ron DeSantis, ’cause the stuff she’s been spouting […]
The group is reexamining food distribution through a racial equity lens while fighting for long-term systemic change.
Karen Lewis knew you don’t make a lot of friends in high places when you stand up for teachers and poor kids.
It’s hard to get outraged about the Steans-to-Cassidy handoff when Marjorie Taylor Greene’s on the scene.
With threats of termination, Mayor Lightfoot and Janice Jackson welcome teachers back to the classroom.
Teachers, parents, and students have to decide if CPS can keep COVID-19 out of the classroom.
Police unions were born of resistance to discipline for brutality. Do they belong in the labor movement?
Thank you, Chicago teachers, for forcing the powers that be to take a small step toward doing the right thing.
To settle the teachers’ strike Mayor Lightfoot should scrape some more “mayonnaise” from the TIF slush fund.
Just last year Chicago had billions for Amazon but now it’s suddenly too broke for schoolkids.
At an Englewood elementary school, teachers and staff describe working conditions that hurt kids most.