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Paul Blumenthal

Before Chicago Strike, Wealthy Donors Shifted Education Policy | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.14.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- As the Chicago teachers strike edges toward its close, both sides of the education reform debate are trumpeting arguments for or against...

SB-7 Clears the Way for New Assault on Chicago's Teachers

Mike Klonsky | Posted 08.15.2011 | Education
Mike Klonsky

SB7, which was just signed into law this week by Illinois Gov. Quinn severely weakens the power of the state's teachers and their unions to bargain collectively.

Joy Resmovits

Illinois Teacher Accountability Now Official | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.13.2011 | Education

With the flick of Gov. Pat Quinn's (D) wrist, an Illinois law that changes the rules governing how teachers can be hired and fired became official Mon...

Illinois Is Proving Any State Can Change Its Schools

Suzanne Tacheny Kubach | Posted 07.22.2011 | Education
Suzanne Tacheny Kubach

A dozen or so leading citizens, backed by local and national philanthropy, put Illinois on this path to becoming a national leader in education reform.