Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making "gifts" to resource-starved school systems.
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June 03, 2014
May 20, 2014
Klonsky: The struggle in the cities, while certainly connected to testing and curriculum (common core), has been focused on equity.
April 29, 2014
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
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
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
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
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 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
The union will continue its picketing as members digest details of a proposed contract with the district.
September 15, 2012
Chicago's strike seems to be wrapping up as the district and the union outline an "agreement in principle."