Education Reform

Lewis Points Finger At 'Rich White People' For School ProblemsA day before the first set of school closings was set to begin, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had some harsh words about how the Chicago Public Schools are funded and managed, blaming much of the district’s problems on racism.
CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and EnergyToday on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?
CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Debating Cities and EducationWhen it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.
Vallas: 'We Really Never Came Close To Ever Having A Strike'Former Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Paul Vallas says teachers never came close to a strike during his tenure in the 1990s and early 2000s, but times – and the national debate about education reform – have changed.
Emanuel Goes To Washington To Discuss Education ReformMayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard are in Washington, D.C., Friday to participate in a forum on education reform.
Quinn Approves Education OverhaulGov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed historic legislation overhauling education and paving the way for a longer school day. But funding issues remain.
UPDATED: State Senate Passes Education Reform BillThe Illinois State Senate has unanimously approved an education reform bill that would lengthen the school day and make changes to how teachers are rewarded or disciplined.
UPDATED: Education Reform Proposal Moving ForwardA major school reform package advanced in an Illinois Senate committee in Springfield on Thursday, with an unusual coalition of lawmakers, school districts and teachers unions supporting the measure.
Parents, Students Voice Opinions On School ReformAll six candidates for mayor of Chicago have said the city’s public schools need reform, but like other issues facing the candidates, there is disagreement on specific solutions.
Teachers' Unions Present Reform PlanThe state’s teachers’ unions are offering a counter-proposal for education reform, and this one demands more accountability from administrators and school boards.
Daley Slams Chico For Education CommentsChicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico hit a nerve with this week with man he hopes to succeed.