Archive for February 2013

Is Chicago Public Radio being unfair to Chicago Public Schools?

On Wednesday, one of Chicago Public Radio’s reporters published a piece that criticized Chicago Public Schools leaders for refusing to confirm if shooting victims attended CPS schools.  Because my students and I have been studying subtext and the gun-control debate (see my recent post on CNN’s Schools of Thought Blog), I took advantage of this teachable... Read more »

How we talk about guns in my Chicago classroom

This post was published on CNN’s Schools of Thought Blog During Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama spoke about gun violence, and he continues the discussion in Chicago today. He recognized in his speech, “our actions will not prevent every senseless act of violence in this country.” As a high school teacher in... Read more »