Tuesday AM Roundup

 Governor boasts of schools spending Tribune
Gov. Rod Blagojevich boasted of record
spending increases for public schools Monday, while critics said the
extra money doesn't go far enough, leaving districts struggling and
long-standing school finance problems unresolved.

Desde, Mexico to Waukegan, IL Chicago Matters (this was excellent)
Chicago Public Radio's Linda Lutton reports from Mexico, which sends
the largest number of new immigrants to Chicago-area schools.

Teacher accused of racial slurs Sun Times
of students at an Albany Park charter school are demanding the
dismissal of a teacher who they say made slurs against Mexicans during
a seventh-grade art class.

'We're learning from our mistakes' says Ren10 leader [Updated] Small Talk
Crime rates and violence shot up as schools were closed under Chicago's
Renaissance 2010 program and thousands of students were scattered about
in different schools and neighborhoods. CPS leaders finally admited
their ineptitude in today's Tribune, but chalked it up as a learning

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