Archive for September 2017

When you don’t know what to say to a DACA recipient fearing the future

Today was the first day of school for Chicago Public Schools. I knew that some time during my teaching day, Trump would make his announcement about Obama’s Executive Order protecting immigrants who were brought here illegally as children. Sure enough, Attorney General Jeff Session announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be... Read more »

Inequalities in Chicago Public Schools remain evident on first day of school

On the first day of school for Chicago Public Schools, the inequalities remain apparent in buildings that are not full of affluent students.  CEO Forrest Claypool will visit a state-of-the-art high school in Gage Park today that’s six years old and blocks away from a run down high-school building with more promise. At Hancock College... Read more »