Despite dismal student performance on annual exams covering math and reading, Chicago Public School graduation rates remain high, according to a Chicago City Wire analysis of 2016 data from the Illinois State Board of Education.
Founding a charter school in Chicago means operating under the assumption that the city's public school system will not approve the application, a founder of Chicago Classical Academy said during a recent interview.
Fiscal experts are warning that Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will be back for more once the revenue raised from yet another increase in property taxes disappears into the fiscal black hole that is the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF).
A new city-mandated curriculum on police brutality in Chicago schools involving former Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his torture victims has no place in the classroom, some former educators and parents say.
Illinois passed historic education funding reform in late August, but the foundation upon which it is built is faulty and doomed to collapse, Hoover Institute fellow and Stanford University Prof. Eric Hanushek said on the “Illinois Rising” radio program recently.
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) should have already learned the lessons of poor financial management, Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy at the Illinois Policy Institute, contended on a recent episode of "Illnois Rising."
Illinois Republicans have liked what several newspapers in the state have said recently about the state's school funding bill -- so much so that they've sent out a press release highlighting some of the harsh words the papers reserved for Democrats.