| Jun 21, 2013
My friends, you have before you the ancient scrolls that contain the Kassopedia, Vol. V, a compendium of the world's knowledge.
But first, remember what Sherlock Holmes once said.
The famous fictional detective noted that the human brain is like an...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:33 PM
In her first Tribune op-ed, my once and future webcast partner Kristen McQueary of the editorial board takes on Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis: Let's be honest about what CTU is and what it does. It's a labor union......
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:05 PM
In the wake of recent school closings and teacher layoffs, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis took aim Tuesday at the two R’s of her education reform effort — racism and revenue.
Lewis, speaking to the City Club of Chicago, did not...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Chicago Public Schools unveiled a five-year education plan on Monday that promises an annual report card to provide parents with information on the academic performance of schools and show how many principals and teachers are rated as high performers....
| May 24, 2013
| 10:40 PM
Just 4 feet tall, the tiniest student protester stands on a chair to reach the lectern. The microphone is adjusted so he can speak to the crowds of people, who are sometimes stunned for a second — who is this kid? — and then electrified....
| May 18, 2013
| 4:31 AM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, an often controversial leader who took on Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a strike last fall and has been leading the fight against the district’s plan to close schools, was reelected to a second three-year term...
| May 10, 2013
A new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows that, halfway through his first term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's overall disapproval rating is up 11 percentage points over a year ago. Four in 10 Chicago voters — and nearly half of the city's African-American voters...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:16 PM
As Chicago Public Schools embarks on closing dozens of schools, a third-grader from Garvey Elementary School on Wednesday summed up how many parents, educators and other students feel about the shutdowns.
Speaking at the monthly Board of Education...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Stymied in its efforts to stop the city from closing scores of schools, the Chicago Teachers Union on Monday said it will turn its attention to a voter registration campaign and efforts to oust Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other elected officials.
| Mar 31, 2013
Let's not pretend that when you close schools on the South and West sides, the children affected aren't black. Let's not pretend that's not racist. ...
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, speaking at a protest rally Wednesday
As long as we'...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:33 PM
By Jessica Reynolds I attended the Chicago Teachers Union rally and march yesterday — as an objective spectator — along with the new editorial board intern David Uberti. Those of you who have read the Tribune's editorials on CPS closings......