If anything points to the need for an elected CPS school board that’s independent of the mayor, this is it.
The mayor did what he does best: avoid reality and praise himself.
Why couldn’t our public school watchdogs see what was staring them in the face?
If you missed the show—and even if you were there—here’s the video of the second annual First Tuesday education summit, where we tried to figure out how to save our schools from the people who are running them.
This week three great local education reporters—Sarah Karp, Lauren FitzPatrick, and Becky Vevea—join the Reader‘s Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky for First Tuesdays at the Hideout to discuss schools in Chicago.
See it for yourself—Karen Lewis on Rauner the sociopath, Troy LaRaviere on the parasites at CPS, and other highlights from this week’s First Tuesdays show at the Hideout.
Barbara Byrd-Bennett steps down after overseeing school cuts and closings.
As the journalist Sarah Karp recently learned the hard way, you’ve got to be a bulldog to rip some shred of truth from Mayor Rahm’s administration.
Live at the Hideout: Three of Chicago’s best education reporters discuss schools and how Mayor Rahm handles the press.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Tuesday, August 5
Just in time for the start of the school year, Mick and Ben will be at the Hideout on August 5 with three great education reporters: Lauren FitzPatrick, Sarah Karp, and Linda Lutton.
Many Chicago high schools are withering away.
There are things to be thankful for in Chicago.
A Chicago principal explains how she spent her summer break: Firing teachers.
Feeling the heat from parents upset about school funding cuts, Mayor Emanuel sets up a hot line.