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October 27, 2014

Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: Illinois Gubernatorial Race

Among those seeking a repeat of what happened in Wisconsin in 2010, some have looked at Illinois and recast GOP challenger and investment executive Bruce Rauner in Walker's role.

October 20, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Chicago Schools to Expand Pre-K with $17M Social Impact Bond

Goldman Sachs and other investors are financing a $17 million social impact bond for the Chicago Public Schools' expansion of a pre-K program.

October 09, 2014

Goldman Sachs Among Backers to Finance Chicago Public Preschool Expansion

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to borrow $17 million in "social impact bonds" to expand his city's public preschool program.

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?

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