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Education cannot be the “great equalizer” when unaffordable housing is an insurmountable barrier

Education cannot be the “great equalizer” when unaffordable housing is an insurmountable barrier

The Chicago region’s homes are under water and it is not due to the annual flooding from the Des Plaines River. Chicago ranks 2nd in the nation for the most homes that owe more money than they’re worth. And the majority of those homes are on the South Side.

Phantoms Playing Double-Dutch: Why the Fight for Dyett is Bigger than One Chicago School Closing

Phantoms Playing Double-Dutch: Why the Fight for Dyett is Bigger than One Chicago School Closing

They were gathered in the name of Dyett, the high school that the leaders of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced in 2012 would be shuttered at the end of 2015. This group of parents, community members, and students sat in the 95-degree heat to demand a meeting with the alderman, Will Burns. They wanted…

Phantoms Playing Double-Dutch: Why the Fight for Dyett is Bigger than One Chicago School Closing

Why I Go Hungry for Dyett

These are the reasons why I go hungry for Dyett. Because I refuse to accept that the current state of education is the best we can do. Because every child deserves a world class education in their neighborhood.

Rahm Emanuel Continues to Displace Low-Income Families

Rahm Emanuel Continues to Displace Low-Income Families

The CHA has been sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars in cash reserves. On Wednesday, July 8 the secretary of the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office reiterated this fact at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the former site of the Stateway Gardens public housing development, now re-christened as a mixed-income development called Park Boulevard.