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Young Black Organizers Demand New City

Laquan McDonald was 17 years young when he was executed by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. The fatal details surrounding his murder have put Chicago front and center for questions around police conduct, competence, and corruption among the city’s officials. Young Black organizers across the city are demanding a complete restructuring of how Chicago is governed and funded.

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.