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Entries by Kenzo Shibata from 02/2012

Every Worker Deserves Sick Days - That Includes You

| Posted 02.07.2012 | Chicago

Many friends and acquaintances have told me, "In the private sector, we don't get to roll over our sick days like teachers do." We tend to aim for the lowest common denominator in what we consider proper working conditions.

The Board of Education's Circus Act Doesn't Help Kids

| Posted 02.15.2012 | Chicago

The December 14th takeover of the Chicago Board of Education meeting by parents and educators was at the first meeting after CPS announced its desire to "turnaround" ten schools. Immediately following, there was blowback from the mainstream media.

Experienced Teachers Are a School's Best Resource

| Posted 02.22.2012 | Education

Last year CPS made 930 layoffs and teachers at schools with a higher-than-average percentage of African-American or low-income students were twice as likely to lose their jobs.