Posts tagged "charter schools"

Greedy Chicago Teachers Union rejects generous offer

They would get raises. They’d get layoff protections. They’d snuff out parents’ demand for more charter schools.   They might get a property tax increase (again) to help meet their demands. Yet, the Chicago Teachers Union rejected the better-than-it-should-have-been contract offer from the Chicago School System. (See my earlier post for the details of whatever... Read more »

Are the future of charter schools in doubt?

They are in Washington state, where the state’s Supreme Court has ruled they are unconstitutional. As the Washington Post reported: Washington state’s Supreme Court has become the first in the nation to decide that taxpayer-funded charter schools are unconstitutional, reasoning that charters are not truly public schools because they aren’t governed by elected boards and... Read more »

UPDATE: Obama's Eric Holder sues to uphold racial profiling in schools

UPATE: The usually liberal Washington Post agrees with me. Can this be the end of time? This is bizarre: President Barack Obama’s and Eric Holder’s Justice Department is suing Louisiana to force some kids to stay in their failing public schools. More specifically, the department wants to stop the state from issuing vouchers to parents... Read more »

If you send your kid to a public school, you are a bad person

This is a parody of a Slate article, “If you send your kid to a private school, you are a bad person: A manifesto,” by Allison Benedikt, Aug. 29. 2013. She posits that the best way to improve public schools is for all parents to send their children there. Her article is not to be... Read more »

What's really at stake in the Chicago teacher's strike

What’s behind the bitter school strike? “Our members are not happy. They want to know if there is anything more they can get.” So said Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, Sunday evening after its House of Delegates refused to call off its strike against Chicago Public Schools children. Like what? What more... Read more »
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