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Chicago teachers authorize strike to leverage pay raise

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The ballots have been counted. The third largest school district in the country, Chicago Public Schools, has voted “yes” to authorizing a strike if the teacher’s union and the city can’t come to a consensus over benefits and pay. Stemming from budget cuts last year, Mayor Rahm Emmanuel took back a promised 4% pay increase […]

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s kids too good to go to public schools

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When it comes to the many challenges facing Chicago parents and education, what’s good enough for the goose is not good enough for the gander. When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel settles into his charming little upscale neighborhood on Chicago’s North side, he had to make a difficult decision — will his children live like the […]

Cash for grades?

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Chicago’s mayor, Mayor Daley, has started doling out cash to students of poverty that make the grade. Chicago Public Schools, arguably one of the most dismal school districts in the country, is paying students up to $4,000 for straight A’s and $1600 for straight C’s. The mayor argues that “rich”, “suburban” parents pay and reward […]