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UNO Teachers Will Vote on Union Contract

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.12.2014 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Though details of the tentative agreement have not been released, educators' priorities have been educators' priorities included the elimination of merit pay, shorter schooldays and a shorter calendar year.

UNO Charter Network: Teachers Can Form Union

Catalyst Chicago | Posted 03.09.2013 | Chicago

Teacher unions took another step into Chicago's charter world with the news that one of the city's larger charter networks, run by the politically con...

A Change of Heart on Charters for Alderman Moreno?

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 04.17.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Public scrutiny may have given the alderman a change of heart regarding charter schools. This was not the first time his education policy preferences caused a backlash. This time, Moreno may have actually gotten the message.

Chicago Charter Operator in Corporate Pockets

Isabel Nunez | Posted 04.13.2013 | Home
Isabel Nunez

I am a first-generation American whose Mexican immigrant parents instilled a very different sense of citizenship than that espoused by the UNO and its network of charter schools. For me, civic responsibility includes speaking truth to power.

'Dirty Dealing?' O'Hare Janitorial Contract Raises Questions

2012-03-30-BGA.jpg | Andrew Schroedter | Posted 12.04.2012 | Chicago

This story is courtesy of the Better Government Association: Curious questions arise about O’Hare Airport janitorial contract and the mayoral all...

Parents Mull Private, Charter Schools Amid Teachers Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Home

* Catholic, charter schools see uptick in inquiries * Parents say costs are prohibitive By Mary Wisniewski ...

Charter School Profiteer Attempts to Swiftboat Chicago Teachers Union

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 11.06.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

At a recent speech to the City Club of Chicago, Juan Rangel defended Chicago's billionaire elites. Why would he be kissing up to the wealthy that support the efforts to break the unions and privatize schools? His annual salary is around $266,000.

It's Complicated, Kids

Matt Farmer | Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Like any good parent, our mayor probably went home Monday night and checked to make sure that each of his three kids spent at least part of the day learning something new about Dr. King and his life's work.

Matt Sledge

Chicago, More Mexicans Than Veracruz | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home

CHICAGO -- The City of Chicago has more Mexicans than Veracruz and more Puerto Ricans than Arecibo. But despite these huge urban numbers, Latinos in t...

Rahm, School Chief Want Teachers To Make House Calls (And Scrap Raises)

Posted 08.24.2011 | Chicago

In a press conference coordinated with the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO)'s announcement that their organization, which oversees a network of ...

Teach For America's Growing Presence In Chicago Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of the largest charter school organizations in Chicago has reached a deal to bring in more recent college graduates to fill teaching vacancies. ...

My Response to Arizona's New Immigration Law

Juan Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Juan Rangel

Arizona's new immigration law is a reminder of the urgent need for comprehensive immigration reform.

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

Juan Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Juan Rangel

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 .

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

Juan Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Juan Rangel

Too often, the Hispanic community is beset by stereotypes. One side portrays them as "minority" victims, the other as selfish consumers of entitlements and social services.

Staying the Course on the Race to the Top

Juan Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Juan Rangel

President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan's Race to the Top grant program is the most promising education initiative in decades, giving the ...

Use Stimulus Funds to Expand Charter Schools

Juan Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Juan Rangel

The Obama strategy is aggressive, yet even the president was likely surprised by his home state's commitment to charter schools.