You're Not On Emanuel's Education Team

OpenmicNot many "regular" education folks on Emanuel's transition team list: Ellen Alberding, President of the Joyce Foundation...Rev. Byron Brazier of the Apostolic Church of God...Don Feinstein, Executive Director, Academy for Urban School Leadership...Sharrod Gordon of the Target Area Development Corp...Zipporah Hightower, Principal of Bethune School of Excellence...Liz Kirby, Principal, Kenwood Academy High School...Tim Knowles, Director, University of Chicago Urban Education Institute...Mike Milkie, Superintendent and CEO, Noble Street Charter School...Natalie Neris-Guereca, teacher, Dr. Jorge Prieto Elementary School...John Price, Principal, John J. Audubon Elementary School...Diana Rauner, President, Ounce of Prevention Fund...Celena Roldan, Executive Director, Erie Neighborhood House...Monica Sims, teacher, John J. Pershing West Middle School...Elizabeth Swanson, Executive Director, Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation. Looks like you guys are getting shut out (again, even more)

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  • don feinstein might have to appear at the blago retrial, notes clout street

  • not much overlap between the mazany advisory team and the emanuel squad, notes catalyst

  • Really?

    So what *do* you call someone working a teacher's job during those first two years?

  • UNO is a not for profit and its IRS forms are public documents. UNO charter schools are also a different entity from its parent organization. Like most charter organizations they are under fiscal stress. The last returns I saw for UNO charter schools for 2008 showed it running a deficit, but the parent organization was not. Mr. Rangel gets paid from both entities and the charter school entity pays EMO fees to the parent organization. As I have said before the charter model in terms of fiscal stability has its problems.

    But one does not have to assume any dishonesty on the part of UNO or any other charter EMO to create the current fiscal problems. Schools and school districts everywhere are going broke, charters face a worse situation because they have no tax base and get paid per student by both the state, feds, and CPS. UNO also has a fair amount of debt. Overall it would be better for all charters in Illinois to be under the control of a statewide commission and apart from school districts.

    Rod Estvan

  • some bio blurbs and links from chicagomag's whet moser about the transition team

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