Archive for October 2011

One Solution to the Longer CPS School Day

A few days ago, I received an e-mail to join the Voice Ideas Vision Action (VIVA)Project’s Chicago Teachers Project (all CPS teachers got this email).  The project is part of a national initiative to give teachers a voice in the 21st-Century education issues.  VIVA collaborates with school districts around the country to explore topics affecting... Read more »

How to Kill La Cucaracha

How to Kill La Cucaracha
You may have seen La Cucaracha on your kitchen table one Sunday morning.  The comic strip by California artist Lalo Alcaraz is about Cuco Rocha and his buddies (think Archie but way more political).   The strip satirizes Latino culture, American life, conservative, sometimes progressive, politics, and gender relations. On September 18, “La Cucaracha,” in recognition... Read more »