Posts tagged "charter schools"

Novel Idea: Give Parochial Schools Charters

Novel Idea: Give Parochial Schools Charters
Last week the Chicago Public Schools approved 7 new charter schools. Most of the charters approved are in neighborhood that have adequate schools and in some cases such as in Chatham high performing schools. The Concepts Charter School – Horizon Science Academy to be located at 8522 S Lafayette has ties to several  religious organizations... Read more »

The Bridge to Nowhere is Getting Close to Chatham

The Bridge to Nowhere is Getting Close to Chatham
Today, the Chicago Public Schools approved an application for Concept Schools, a charter school management company to open up a charter high school at 85th Lafayette. This application comes in light of the fact that 10 years ago taxpayers footed the $35 million bill for Simeon Vocational High School which will be less than a... Read more »

The RahmFather: Your Citizens Are Not Happy

The RahmFather: Your Citizens Are Not Happy
Last Tuesday October 30, 2012, the progressive caucus of the City of Chicago Council met at South Shore High School (1955 E. 75th Street). The caucus held the last of 3 community budget hearing meetings. The meetings were held because Mayor Rahm Emanuel has chosen not to hold community hearings on the budget and the... Read more »
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Chicago Public Schools: The Lack of a Restorative Justice System Causes Kaos

Chicago Public Schools: The Lack of a Restorative Justice System Causes Kaos
Several weeks ago I wrote about the Chicago Public Schools visiting the Chatham community about Richard Milburn Alternative High School http://www.chicagonow.com/concerned-citizens-of-chatham/2011/10/capcc-to-cps-richard-milburn-alternative-high-school-must-go/. The high school is a “safe school” defined by Chicago Public Schools. The alternative high school moved from one of the Chicago Archdioces catholic schools at Holy Angels Catholic Church in the Bronzeville community... Read more »

Why is Chatham Attractive to Alternative Schools?

Back in 2008, I attended a community meeting hosted by the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council (CAPCC) and I expected it to be an uneventful meeting until the guest was introduced. The guest was a representative of Youth Connecions Charter Schools ( http://www.yccs.us/). The representative informed the audience of several interesting facts. There was a growing... Read more »