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Dyett Hunger Strikers Are Fed By an Educational Vision

The words of James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing” echoed down Drexel Ave on Chicago’s South Side the mild summer evening of September 8, 2015. Down the street from the Chicago home of President Obama, the Dyett hunger strikers and their supporters, holding [...]

Dyett Hunger Strikers Are Fed By an Educational Vision2016-11-29T17:37:04+00:00

Arrested Development

Why is it that the future of our children can only be seen as a case of "arrested development" and why is it that parents who fight for the rights of our young are repeatedly arrested? [Again!] Perhaps the answer can be found in a [...]

Arrested Development2016-11-29T17:37:28+00:00

Perspective: Re-envision CPS as a Democratic Community

Students do their homework during a public hearing in April on the proposal to close Dumas Technology Academy and consolidate the school with Wadsworth Elementary. The hearing was held at Chicago Public Schools headquarters. (E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune / April 25, 2013) By Eve Rips | [...]

Perspective: Re-envision CPS as a Democratic Community2016-11-29T17:37:50+00:00

NYC Mayor Strikes a Major Blow to Charter Schools, Cuts $210 Million from Their Budgets

The NYC mayor is drawing a line in the sand when it comes to funding charter schools. By Owen Davis | Originally Published at AlterNet. February 4, 2014 The image is surreal. Newly elected New York mayor Bill de Blasio, wearing a broad and slightly [...]

NYC Mayor Strikes a Major Blow to Charter Schools, Cuts $210 Million from Their Budgets2016-11-29T17:38:18+00:00

Chicago Rising!

Photograph; Karen Lewis, center, president of the CTU is joined by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, and United States Representative Bobby Rush, right, during a demonstration and march over the a plan to close fifty-four Chicago Public Schools through Chicago's downtown Wednesday, March 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles [...]

Chicago Rising!2016-11-29T17:38:47+00:00

Are Recent School Closings A Civil Rights Issue?

By Faiven Feshazion | Originally Published at Melisa Harris Perry Show. January 29, 2013 | Updated January 7, 2013 Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy There are an overwhelming number of reports that hundreds of schools across the country are scheduled [...]

Are Recent School Closings A Civil Rights Issue?2014-02-19T15:28:13+00:00

School Choice and the Value of Public Goods

We have become accustomed to its face. We hear the phrase "school choice" and say, what does that mean; it is but a theme for those who endorse more privatization. Could it be "school choice" is not what it seems? Perhaps it is an opportunity for a [...]

School Choice and the Value of Public Goods2016-11-29T17:39:03+00:00