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  • Letter: Multiple choice test on education issue

    Chicago Public Schools terminated its CEO whose salary is $250,000 year. This CEO has been employed since 2012 and oversees 480 schools with 400,000 students. Contrast that with District 219 which has two schools and less than 5,000 students but pays the Superintendent $273,000 a year. (Which is a Bargain compared to a former 219 Superintendent whom they paid over $400,000 a year.
  • A principal's view: Amazing waste at CPS

    A principal's view: Amazing waste at CPS
    In July of 2013 I attended a program titled "Leadership Launch with Dr. Barbara Byrd-Bennett." It was aimed at motivating principals to attend a series of professional development workshops organized by SUPES Academy, a training organization that is at...

    Make democracy work for Chicago schools

    Make democracy work for Chicago schools
    People on the right and the left can readily agree with Mark Twain: "God first made idiots, but that was just for practice. Then he made school boards." Gov. Bruce Rauner is right, Chicago Public Schools is bureaucratic and patronage-ridden. Tack on...

    New CPS boss suspends $20.5 million contract that is part of federal probe

    New CPS boss suspends $20.5 million contract that is part of federal probe
    Acting Chicago schools boss Jesse Ruiz announced Wednesday that the district was suspending payment on a $20.5 million no-bid contract at the center of a federal criminal probe, but he also defended his own vote for the 2013 deal in his role as vice...

    PARCC exam raises concerns among students

    Last month, thousands of students across Illinois took or opted out of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC exam. The test is a state assessment aligned with the controversial Common Core curriculum. Although...