The Illinois State Board of Education appointed a district monitor last week, but advocates argue the former CPS employee may be biased.
The CTU video is an attempt to counter commercials bankrolled by the nonprofit that calls itself Progress Chicago.
The vote comes just days after state board officials said CPS has violated federal law protecting special education students.
You’d think one round of oversight would convince CPS that following federal law — crossing every ‘t’, dotting every ‘i’ — isn’t an option.
Some want the State Board of Education, which launched the probe, to appoint an independent monitor to oversee changes with special education at CPS.
CPS provided blitz reports from 125 facilities that show only 34 of those schools passed inspection.
Joseph Moriarty is best known as CPS’ labor chief who has negotiated several contentious contracts with the Chicago Teachers Union.
The new CPS CEO brings to the job an intimate perspective that has been sorely missing.
Chicagoans lived through big stories in 2017, including a scathing federal report on our police department and the ascent of Chance the Rapper.
It was a tumultuous year for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, an embattled incumbent preparing to persuade an angry city to give him a third chance.
Forrest Claypool is out and the heat is on Joe Berrios over property assessments.
The money was spent on four outside law firms at the same time as CPS slashed school spending.
I hope that under new leadership CPS will make good on its promise and allow Englewood students to go to school in their own neighborhood.
“Forrest made a decision and I don’t think there is much more to add,” Emanuel said about the resignation of CPS CEO Forrest Claypool.
Asked if Janice Jackson would lose the “interim” CEO title at CPS, Emanuel never answered directly. But his glowing remarks left little doubt.