Posts tagged "Rahm Emanuel"

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Crisis Deepens: Where the Heck is Rahm?

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Crisis Deepens: Where the Heck is Rahm?
If you ever want to observe a city in crisis, come to Chicago and watch the tragedy unfolding in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the third largest school district in the country. On May 22, 2013, we learned the School Board voted to close 54 schools and hundreds of teachers (850) would be laid off. Only weeks... Read more »

Chicago Teachers' Strike Continues & Parents Are Unhappy

Teachers in the nation’s third largest school system will continue to strike this week, after Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) delegates refused to call an end to the walkout. If you’ve been following the negotiations, like most of us here in Chicago have been, this development is likely to come as a surprise. All weekend there’d... Read more »

Chicago Teachers Strike: Resources for Families

Wow, what a tumultuous night for Chicago families, teachers and city leaders. As more information about the negotiations comes out, it gets harder to determine who’s to blame. Schools without air-conditioning or libraries, teachers working longer hours and feeling inadequately compensated, a city that’s basically bankrupt, a need for reform that includes teacher evaluations; no... Read more »
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Chicago Crime Surges: Is It Time for Families to Leave?

Chicago Crime Surges: Is It Time for Families to Leave?
As I gaze out of my apartment window here in Chicago wondering where, and not when, the next random shooting will take place (23 last night alone), I can’t help but recall a quote by Martin Niemöller that graces the entrance to the Holocaust Museum in D.C. “First they came for the socialists, and I did not... Read more »