Education

Chicago Public Schools’ academic struggles top Chicagoans’ concerns

Chicago Public Schools’ academic struggles top Chicagoans’ concerns

Half of Chicagoans said their biggest concern was “students not learning enough academically.” They expect Chicago Public Schools to “prepare students to go to college.” But the Chicago Teachers Union is demanding more schools that fail those expectations.

By Hannah Schmid

See how well your local 3rd graders can read

See how well your local 3rd graders can read

Third grade is a critical year for young readers, predicting the success of their entire educations. See how well your local schools are doing at producing proficient readers by the end of third grade.

By Hannah Schmid

The Policy Shop: Why the Chicago Teachers Union is married to failure

The Policy Shop: Why the Chicago Teachers Union is married to failure

“Imagine community schools It’s easy if you try No academics to restrain us Above us, every other child. “Imagine all the students Livin’ out this lie Ah-hah-ha-ha-ha…” You may say Stacy Davis Gates is a dreamer, but she’s not the only one. The Chicago Teachers Union will make the district use a flawed school model....

What you should know about the Chicago Teachers Union

What you should know about the Chicago Teachers Union

The Chicago Teachers Union put its lobbyist in the Chicago mayor's office and is now negotiating its next contract with him. What taxpayers should know about CTU, how it's impacted education, its leadership and its ambitions to be the political machine running the nation's third-largest city.

By Brad Weisenstein