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  • Chuy, Rahm and the Chicago school crisis

    Chuy, Rahm and the Chicago school crisis
    Let's start with this: A central premise of mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's new campaign ad on Chicago education is flat wrong. Garcia says Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed 50 elementary schools and "he took the money from these schools and gave it to...
  • Charter schools are not 'elite'

    It seems to me that Jesus “Chuy” Garcia does not know the difference between an "elite¬†private" school and a charter school. ¬† First of all, elite private schools charge incredibly high annual fees; charter schools do not charge anything....
  • Legal costs, charter school focus of SD 227 forum

    Legal costs, charter school focus of SD 227 forum
    The four challengers running for the Rich Township High School District 227 board on Sunday used a candidates forum to blast the incumbents' alleged spending in recent years of $575,000 in legal fees. "Absolutely outrageous," challenger Cheryl Buckner...
  • Record number of Chicago City Council runoffs as voters protest status quo

    Record number of Chicago City Council runoffs as voters protest status quo
    Voters sent a warning to more than 1 in 4 sitting aldermen this week, forcing them into one-on-one contests April 7 against challengers who are trying to create a wave of discontent with the status quo on the City Council. A record 19 ward races will be...
  • If elected mayor, what would Chuy do?

    If elected mayor, what would Chuy do?
    The lens has narrowed. Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia has emerged from an Election Day rumble, intact and intriguing, in a runoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The five-way race for mayor blurred the policy positions of all of the candidates....
  • Preparing students for careers

    I believe to improve education in Chicago, all Chicago Public Schools and charter schools should be career-based. Students lack interest in school because the classes that they take do not get them ready for their careers. This is probably the reason...
  • Schools diminish student creativity

    The school system is destroying the importance of creativity in students. The arts are just as important as the core subjects in education. In today’s school system, education is more focused on the core subjects. The educational approach in schools...
  • Rescue animals from our streets

    As a future veterinarian, I am concerned about seeing stray animals walking around in neighborhoods, especially in mine, which is located in Washington Park. These lost animals are suffering from starvation and sickness like rabies and they are also...
  • Not all students have computers

    As a student currently enrolled in high school, I am concerned about students who are not able to use computers for their homework because they do not own their own, cannot stay after school or cannot find the time to go to the library. When students...
  • Chicago Heights charter school proposal fails

    Chicago Heights charter school proposal fails
    Chicago Heights Elementary School District 170 board members have rejected a proposed charter school that, ultimately, would have served 500 of the district's 3,400 K-through-8 students. Thursday's unanimous and almost instantaneous action saw board...
  • City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards

    City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards
    The Tribune continues endorsements today in contested races for the Chicago City Council. 32nd Ward: If we were going to pick a model for thoughtful independence on the City Council, it would be Ald. Scott Waguespack. He voted against the original...