By CTU Communications | February 15, 2023 | News, Press Release
File under: educational funding, JB Pritzker
CTU commends Gov. Pritzker for boosting early childhood education funding but urges the state to do more.
By CTU Communications | May 18, 2017 | Further Reading This week, we’re reading about the mechanisms that drive Chicago’s continued inequities in a few different sectors. First up, some new information about how CPD uses computers and profiling to track folks without arrest records. Then, a look at how private...
File under: disinvestment, educational funding, Housing, incarceration, Privatization, Segregation
By CTU Communications | May 11, 2017 | Further Reading This week, we’re reading about the illusion of school choice and how Chicago communities are pushing back against it, the impact of Chicago’s demographic changes, and some real solutions for CPS’s budget woes. 1. The Real Problem with Chicago’s...
File under: Broke on Purpose, Budget, educational funding, High School, school choice
By CTU Communications | June 27, 2016 | Justice, Schools
File under: Achievement Gap, Budget, educational funding, ESSA, school finance, Segregation
This month, Education Week published an article praising the language of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for presenting student poverty as a barrier to success for American kids. Ed Week is very optimistic about…
By Carol Caref | January 14, 2016 | Jobs, Schools
File under: Broke on Purpose, brokeonpurpose, Budget, educational funding, Outsourcing, Privatization, SUPES
A review of the hundreds of expenditures every year authorized by the unelected Board of Education shows hundreds of millions of dollars in payments to vendors. These vendors are seldom required to prove that they are worth the money paid to them.
By Pavlyn Jankov | November 5, 2015 | Schools
File under: educational funding, pre-k, Privatization, Special Education
Chicago’s Social Impact Bond contract ties the non- identification of special education needs directly to the profit-stream of major banks.
By Kurt Hilgendorf | September 18, 2015 | Action, Schools
File under: Broke on Purpose, brokeonpurpose, Charter Schools, disinvestment, educational funding, opportunity gap, Springfield, state budget
Contrary to the claims of some econometric reformer types, money matters in schools. To understand why Illinois and Chicago don’t have to be like they are, we must survey the national picture of school funding. Illinois has a revenue problem, and Minnesota points the way toward a solution.
By Sarah Rothschild | June 15, 2015 | Justice, Schools On June 5, the mayor announced a STEM pilot program at Phoenix Military Academy. CPS already created a STEM program at Rickover Naval Academy in 2013. It is not a coincidence that STEM is being promoted in military schools (and others, as well). CPS is currently in...
File under: educational funding, Jobs, military education, opportunities to learn, STEM education