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CPS Finances Still A Disaster Despite School Closings, Layoffs

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO, Aug 22 (Reuters) - The $6.6 billion proposed fiscal 2014 budget for the Chicago Public Schools is unsustainable and the district's fiscal h...

Union Prez: "CPS Teachers Are Terrified"

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

In this blackboard jungle, Chicago Public School teachers are catching spears on all sides, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis tells me.

Chicago Public Schools: Budget Cuts Prompt Students To Walk Out, March On CPS Headquarters

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

About 700 students gathered in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters this morning to protest drastic budget cuts which they say they are alread...

Teachers' Union Worries About Fire Code With Class Size Increase

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Plans to save money by raising Chicago class sizes to 35 students could violate fire codes established after the deadly 1958 Our Lady of Angels School...

Chicago Public School Students Walk Out Of Class, Protest Funding Cuts

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

About 300 Chicago Public Schools students walked out of class this morning and headed to the district's headquarters to hold a protest of school fundi...

Big Money Behind New School Reform Group

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A business-backed group that Chicago school officials say has provided "seed capital" to spark reform here is about to launch a drive to raise up to $...

Parents Join Education Funding Lawsuit

Chicago Public Radio | Lea Coon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A dozen individuals are joining the Chicago Urban League in a lawsuit against the state of Illinois over education funding. The Chicago Urban League ...

Daley To Meeks: Don't Bring Protest To Playoffs

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley on Wednesday urged state Sen. James Meeks (D-Chicago) not to rain on the Cubs parade -- by having 6,000 protesters ring Wrigley Field duri...

Why Did They Boycott?

Washington Post | Kari Lydersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Washington Post's Kari Lyderson recapped the school boycott led by the rev. and state Sen. James Meeks. She points to Illinois' dismal per-pupil s...

Meeks, Blago May Actually Meet Over School Funding

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE From the AP: Now that state Senator James Meeks has called off his Chicago school boycott, he and Governor Rod Blagojevich are working out a m...

What Next For Meeks? Bring New Trier Kids To CPS

Alexander Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alexander Russo

Disrupting the start of the school year is a small price to pay for something that could transform education in Illinois, which has the second-most inequitable funding system in the nation.

Don't Make Kids Pawns of School Funding Mess

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

I've got a suggestion for pastor and state Sen. James Meeks: No need to go all the way to New Trier to see disparities in school spending--a trip across town to Walter Payton will do just as well.

Sharpton Joins Call For First-Day-Of-School Boycott

Chicago Reader | Mick Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Al Sharpton has now endorsed the call by Reverend/state senator James Meeks for students to boycott the first day of school, a protest against educati...