Posts tagged "Jean-Claude Brizard"

Chicago Teacher's Strike? Whose Side Are You On?

We are days away from a potential strike by the Chicago Teacher’s Union. There is enough blame to go around that could probably circle the earth. The teachers, the teachers union, CPS administration and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are all responsible for the potential strike. Everyone and I mean everyone has behaved badly. They all may... Read more »

How many CPS students will be absent on the 1st day of school? 35,000 were absent last year!

Last year CPS was dancing in the streets over a successful first day attendance record. The Track E schools had a first day attendance rate of 88.1% (Up from 86.8% in 2010) and the Track R schools had a rate of 94.7% (Up from 92.9 in 2010). If you take an average of the two... Read more »

Hey Jean-Claude Brizard (CPS CEO), I am the parent of a SEHS applicant!

For those of you who may have been in a coma for the last two weeks, or don’t have school aged children, thousands of CPS eighth graders received letters offering them a seat at a selective enrollment high school or a rejection letter.  There are nine selective enrollment high schools.  (Whitney Young, Jones, Payton, Northside,... Read more »