Issues of Education

Huberman was a no show at Pritzker School and those waiting had a lot to say

Date: 
06/22/2010
TurnerMcNamera

Ron Huberman, Superintendent of Chicago Public Schools (CPS), was scheduled to make a stop during the last day of school at Wicker Park's Pritzker School.  He was a no show.

A candid Q & A with Dr. Reese, Pritzker Principal

Date: 
06/22/2010
DrReeseLstDayofSchool

Q. How did you feel about Huberman not showing up and not calling today?

I got a call from his secretary at 4:30 on Thursday saying that he had chosen 12 schools to visit on Friday.

Fight must continue to be fought -- school funding rally June 17

Date: 
06/16/2010
SchoolFundingRally

Everyone concerned about education is encouraged to join hundreds of parents, students and community members representing schools from across Chicago Thurs.,

Coalition requests Daley reform TIFs so the annual $275 million plus diverted from school funding is used to meet 2011 budget

Date: 
06/02/2010

Raise Your Hand Coalition hand delivered a letter to Mayor Daley yesterday requesting a meeting to discuss funding for public school education in Chicago for this coming year and the future.

Breaking News: Raise Your Hand Coalition responds to State Budget

Date: 
05/28/2010
RaiseYourHand

Chicago-based Raise Your Hand Coalition just issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Fiscal Year 2011 State Budget.

Raise Your Hand Coalition update

By: 
Karen Moran
Date: 
05/20/2010
FundingRally

As you know, the State of Illinois is in crisis.  Illinois ranks 48th out of the 50 states for school funding.  Yet under the Governor's initial budget proposal, education funding would be further reduced by $1.3 billion and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) would face a $600 million deficit. Our schools would be drastically impacted: increased class sizes of up to 35 students; layoffs of more than 2,700 teachers; and major reductions in programming.

Wild fire spreading quickly about proposed state education funding cuts: Report 2

Date: 
04/26/2010
RaiseYourHand

March in the loop's State of Illinois Plaza on Wednesday fanned the flames of unrest concerning the proposed $1.3 billion state education funding cuts.  Parents' Raise Your Hand Coalition formed on Thursday to plan next actions and Chicago Public School's (CPS) Ron Huberman, CEO held a Friday press conference that included more pleas to state lawmakers to back off Governor Quinn's proposed cuts.

State of Illinois given an "F" for school funding : Report 1

Date: 
04/26/2010
StReportCrd

 

State of Illinois was given a report card with the grade of "F" by parents, teachers, students and government officials this last week.