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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.

How Should We Fund Schools in Illinois?

How Should We Fund Schools in Illinois?

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.

Why I Go Hungry for Dyett

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.