Young people in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods are stuck. The public schools are in shambles. Kids drop out instead of graduating. If they do graduate, they're unlikely to get into college. They probably can't find a good job, either. That means they're likely unemployed long term, perhaps scraping by on welfare. Show More Summary
A Chicago Public School has thankfully canceled plans to host a "Christian"-themed haunted house that took gruesome inspiration from the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando. [ more › ]
Click here for reuse options! Seriously, what is wrong with people? A public Chicago elementary school has cancelled a Christian haunted house after learning that the event would include depictions of mass shootings. According to Windy...Show More Summary
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The event, to be presented by a supposedly Christian producer, was to be held at a Chicago public school.
Fernwood Elementary School in Chicago was all set to co-host a so-called “Christian” haunted house that included a recreation of the Pulse nightclub massacre, but are now backing out and disavowing the event, Chicago Public School officials told the Windy City Times (a local LGBT weekly). Read more...
A public Chicago elementary school has cancelled a Christian haunted house after learning that the event would include depictions of mass shootings. According to Windy City Times, Chicago Public School officials backed out of their agreement to have Tyrone Tappler Productions host a haunted house...
Exhibit A: Chicago Public Schools officials are moving ahead with plans to add hundreds of millions of dollars in debt to the district's books, setting up a blitz of construction projects.The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday is expected to approve borrowing as much as $840 million. Show More Summary
Mike Jackson is executive vice president of Capital Markets at Supernova Companies, co-based in Chicago and New York. He is founder and volunteer CEO at the Foundation for Letters, a co-founder of the Bronx Academy of Letters, and chair of the investment committee at the Williston-Northampton School. He holds a B.A. from Yale University.
AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong Public school teachers rally outside the Chicago Board of Education district headquarters during a strike on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in Chicago. I n cities across the country, teachers unions have been strategizing ways to broaden the demands they bring to the negotiating table. Show More Summary
Taxpayers getting soaked once again : Chicago taxpayers will be on the hook for at least $100 million more under the tentative deal that averted a strike by Chicago Public Schools teachers compared with a January proposal shot down by...Show More Summary
A tentative deal reached late on Monday between the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and its teachers union averted a strike that had been scheduled for Tuesday but the impact on the district’s already shaky finances was uncertain. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who controls the nation’s...
The new deal preserves the 7 percent pension pick up at current levels for current teachers. [ more › ]
A tentative deal between the Chicago Teachers Union and the nation's third-largest school district was agreed to shortly before picket lines were scheduled to be set up early Tuesday morning.
Chicago teachers have been working without a contract since 2015. [ more › ]
On Tuesday, October 11, public school teachers in Chicago may go on strike, suspending the education of nearly 400,000 children and forcing parents to find safe havens for their kids in a city crippled by gang violence. Given the price,...Show More Summary
Chicago’s public school teachers are the highest paid of any in the 50 largest districts in the country. And yet they are on the verge of striking once again — this time because their pay raise requires them to contribute to their own pensions. Show More Summary
SHOCKER: Wall Street Big Winner In Chicago Schools Meltdown: The catastrophic fiscal mismanagement of Chicago’s public schools is creating a windfall on Wall Street as the district borrows from big banks at ruinous rates.... The seeds of the crisis in Chicago were planted long ago when powerful teachers’ unions negotiated implausible lifetime […]
Public school districts across the nation are dead broke or headed that way in a hurry. We can naturally assume the ones in the worst position are districts in cities