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Charter Grants from Arne Duncan Destabilize Under-Resourced Public Districts

There is growing evidence that we have a big problem with public money flowing to poorly regulated charter schools—schools that do a poor job of educating students and that find all sorts of ways to rip off the public and suck in tax dollars that are desperately needed by the public school districts in which they are located. 1,422 more words

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CTU to Represent Members of ChiACTS Union in Contract Negotiations

CHICAGO—The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has entered into a service agreement with the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff Local 4343 (ChiACTS) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) to provide bargaining and grievance representation for ChiACTS members. 258 more words

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CTU to Represent Members of ChiACTS Union in Contract Negotiations

CHICAGO—The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has entered into a service agreement with the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff Local 4343 (ChiACTS) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) to provide bargaining and grievance representation for ChiACTS members. 258 more words

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Retaliation Against Charter School Teachers for Joining a Union?

Urban Prep, the Chicago charter schools for boys, just fired 17 teachers who had been active leaders in an effort by teachers at Urban Prep’s charter schools to join a union—the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, known as Chicago ACTS or ChiACTS.  725 more words

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The Great Chicago Charter School Flop. Orfield report: It's no model for school reform.

The number of Chicago charter schools has soared under Mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel. Enrollment has grown sixfold from 2003 to 2013 – 8,647 students to 48,707. 198 more words

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Fishy Teachers "Matching" Site

As if some charter schools reputation wasn’t bad enough based on their shady accountability systems! Beware of a teachers recruiting system used by a couple of charter school networks in Chicago. 744 more words

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Charters growing in CPS - up to 25% of schools?

So one of the big news stories about CPS today was the approval to expand charters by another 60 schools in five years, which could tally up to 25% of CPS schools.  901 more words

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