The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) announced on Sunday that it will suspend its striking efforts after reaching a temporary agreement with a charter school network. More than 500 teachers walked out of 15 schools associated with Acero Schools, one of Chicago’s largest charter school networks. The teacher strike, which started on Tuesday and continued into Friday, cancelled classes
by Rob Shimshock NBC News ran a report Sunday night entitled “Investigation Finds Resegregation In Some Charter Schools,” which detailed hundreds of public charter schools have a disproportionate number of white students. “There are more than 7,000 [charter schools] nationwide. They’re often meant to give opportunities to traditionally disadvantaged kids,” NBC “Nightly News with
Poor students deserve just as good an education as rich students, right? So why are so many stuck in failing public schools? Denisha Merriweather, who benefited from school choice through a voucher program, explains the problem and the solution. Full Transcript Public schools aren’t the answer for everyone. They weren’t the answer for me.