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Chicago Teachers Union's Overcrowding Lawsuit: Opportunistic at Best, Racist at Worst

Posted June 8, 2010 | 12:29:45 (EST)

United Neighborhood Organization (UNO), which has worked in Chicago's Hispanic communities for over 25 years, is incensed by the lawsuit being filed today by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) in regards to classroom overcrowding.

Hispanic students and their teachers have endured school overcrowding for three decades, to the point...

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My Response to Arizona's New Immigration Law

Posted April 28, 2010 | 12:41:41 (EST)

Arizona's new immigration law is a reminder of the urgent need for comprehensive immigration reform. At UNO, we hope we can avoid polarizing laws, like the one signed by Gov. Brewer last Friday. We want to move ahead with a productive immigration debate where both sides come together, willing to...

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Chicago Sun-Times Series, Nuevo Chicago -- Right on Point

Posted February 25, 2010 | 11:37:24 (EST)

The recent series in the Chicago Sun-Times, Nuevo Chicago, is commendable reporting on the experience of Hispanics in the United States. It ably captured the complexities that characterize their situation. Too often, the Hispanic community is beset by stereotypes. One side portrays them as "minority" victims, the other...

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Staying the Course on the Race to the Top

Posted January 21, 2010 | 12:09:55 (EST)

President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan's Race to the Top grant program is the most promising education initiative in decades, giving the nation an opportunity to take a hard look at raising standards and closing achievement gaps in public education.

The grant program, which had its first deadline this...

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Use Stimulus Funds to Expand Charter Schools

Posted June 11, 2009 | 19:02:18 (EST)

As stimulus funds begin to hit state coffers, and as states develop their own stimulus packages, the inevitable debate has begun as to where the money should be invested. Infrastructure? Green energy? Healthcare? Despite these important areas, investing in the education of our children remains the best strategy for strengthening...

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