The salary gap with public school teachers is one factor pushing charter teachers to unionize.
The rhetoric is less divisive, but the mayor’s dirty tricks are the same.
There’s still not enough scrutiny over how privately run charters spend public money.
As his reelection bid looms, Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops his tough talk and becomes a Democrat again.
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Charter school operator won’t say how it spent your tax dollars.
After a new charter school opened in his ward, an alderman wants to know which kids have benefited.
Hey, charter school operators: if you want to continue paying your teachers substandard salaries and firing them on a whim, it’s a good idea not to dole out contracts to the brothers of the chief operating officer.
Mayor Emanuel doesn’t have to fight City Council proposals he doesn’t like—he just buries them.
UNO’s charter school bosses hire a judge to tell them how and why they awarded contracts to relatives of UNO’s former chief executive officer.
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There are no charters in the top ten schools in Chicago. None in the top 20, 30, or 40 either.
The story of the UNO charter school teacher dismissed despite doing his job with “dignity”
Rahm Emanuel is currently advancing an agenda that would go over well at a GOP convention
The state’s biggest charter school operator calls the teachers union “totally irresponsible and reckless”