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June 03, 2014

Reform for Other People's Children

Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making "gifts" to resource-starved school systems.

May 20, 2014

Thoughts From a Sit-In

Klonsky: The struggle in the cities, while certainly connected to testing and curriculum (common core), has been focused on equity.

April 29, 2014

An Assault on Public Schools

Klonsky: What we are facing at this moment though, is not so much the problem of choice schools vs. neighborhood schools, or progressive schools vs. traditional schools. Rather, it's an assault on public schools and public space in general.

April 24, 2013

Am I Good Enough? The Burden of Privilege and Poverty

School reform is rooted in the belief that when it comes to children, privilege or poverty should not determine the quality of their education. Oh, but it does.

April 18, 2013

Questioning Assumptions About the Poor

The oft-repeated verbal attacks on poor people's "bad habits" has led to poor pedagogy and missed opportunities, starting at age 4 and 5.

April 02, 2013

Numbers Don't Lie: Why Closing 54 Schools Won't Fix Chicago's Money Mess

The promise of lowering CPS'$1 billion deficit was the primary justification for proposing to close 54 neighborhood schools. Unfortunately, the math is not adding up.

March 28, 2013

A Part of Us Is Dying in Chicago

What does the public fight over school closures in Chicago say about the state of our civic discourse -- and where can we look for models of how to make decisions more effectively and collaboratively?

September 17, 2012

Obama Campaign on Teachers' Strike: It's Not a Political Distraction

Obama campaign spokesman Jen Psaki characterized the Chicago teachers' strike as a local political dispute that is not representative of the national debate on education.

September 16, 2012

Chicago Strike Still On as CTU Delegates Mull Deal

The union will continue its picketing as members digest details of a proposed contract with the district.

September 15, 2012

Framework for Chicago Pact in Place; Details in Question

Chicago's strike seems to be wrapping up as the district and the union outline an "agreement in principle."

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