City schools need to know ABCs of good teaching Sun-Times
So maybe the administrators at Chicago Public Schools should think about this as they try to figure out ways to hire good teachers and keep them: Listen to what children have to say about what makes a good teacher. Get them to give feedback about the teachers in their classrooms. It would be one small indicator -- certainly not the only one -- about the quality of teachers in our city's public schools.
How about that: back to basics Tribune
In recent years, any parent who has sat at the kitchen table with a child completing math homework has watched the pages grow fuzzier and fuzzier. The child busily begins to attack a math problem using a "new math" method. The parent looks on and sighs, wistful for the days when a student could arrive at an answer in a much more concrete and direct way.
Quigley families say church misses calling Tribune
Waving placards proclaiming "Good men wear black!" and fake "For Sale" signs with the address of the Chicago archbishop's Gold Coast residence, parents and alumni of Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary called on Cardinal Francis George to reverse his decision to close the school.
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