Friday News, Part 2

School Funding for Chicago Kids
officials say an $8 million grant will help keep kids occupied
while they're not in school. But the grant does not create new programs and
there is no evaluation measure in place

Chicagos Low Income Schools Have Bad Teachers
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says the city
is getting plenty of teacher applications from highly qualified people.

school needs more study
Sun Times editorial
It seems to me that advocates of a longer
school year are laboring under the idea that "more" (schooling) is
"better." However, one could suggest lengthening the number of years
a child is in school as well, so rather than the 12 years spent in grade
school, maybe 16 would be more advantageous?

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