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School Funding Gap

Report: Federal Loophole Allows Schools To Spend More On White Students Than Minorities

Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

Schools that enroll 90 percent or more non-white students spend $733 less per pupil per year than schools that enroll 90 percent or more white student...

Where do we go From Here?

Dora Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dora Taylor

There are successful schools and programs around the country that have a proven track record. The public educational system can work but it requires money to function well as it did 50 years ago.

Meeks Leads 1,500 In School Funding Protest At Wrigley

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The rev. and state Sen. James Meeks led nearly 1,500 protesters outside Wrigley Field Tuesday night in a bid to draw national attention to his ongoing...

Meeks Scaling Back Cubs Playoff Protest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hundreds of people will gather around Wrigley Field during Wednesday's playoff game to protest school funding inequities, but they will not ring the s...

Meeks Taking School Protest To Wrigley

Chicago Sun-Times | Rosalind Rossi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Six thousand protesters, wearing bright orange T-shirts, could ring Wrigley Field during the first Chicago Cubs playoff game, under a plan by state Se...

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...

Field Trip Over: Meeks' Boycott Kids Finally Out of Media Glare

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Anyone who cares about kids in this town getting a shot at a decent education surely looked at the Chicago Public School children who marched into Winnetka and felt the rumbling pride of civil rights crusades past.

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...

School Boycott May Not End Funding Inequities, But It Should End The Myth That Black Communities Don't Value Education

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

I hope the folks standing in opposition understand that the people demanding more money for education aren't just looking for a stage upon which they can grandstand --what they're looking for is a high-quality education, the best that money can buy.

The School Funding Gap

Chicago Reporter | Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Alden K. Loury and Matthew Hendrickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new Chicago Reporter analysis of school funding data shows the long-term disparities in school funding as area civil rights leaders filed a lawsuit ...