Thursday AM News: Teacher murder, Educators vision, Curie, Funding

Man charged in strangling of 'star teacher' Tribune
A 35-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the strangulation of a standout mathematics teacher and mother of a 2-year-old son earlier this week on the city's Far South Side.

Educator turns vision into academy Tribune
ATLANTA -- Educator Ron Clark stood in a dilapidated warehouse in a part of town frequented by prostitutes and drug dealers, and he saw what no one else could see.

Students decry principal's ouster Tribune
An emotional crowd of about 100 Curie Metro High School students and parents begged the Chicago School Board Wednesday to reverse the ouster of their longtime principal, who they said was targeted by their local school council for political and racial reasons.

Ending unfair school funding The Star
By now, our state's dismal method of funding public education is much more than a dirty little secret. It's a well-known fact that the current system of funding is unfair and has produced a patchwork of "have" and "have-not" schools.

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