When Barack Obama lived in Chicago, he refused to allow his children to attend Chicago’s public schools

Update: All of the contents of this post have been merged into Chicago’s striking public school teachers earn $74,839 per year, and 39% of them send their own children to private schools.

September 11, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Education. 1 comment.

Chicago’s striking public school teachers earn $74,839 per year, and 39% of them send their own children to private schools

The striking public school teachers in Chicago earn $74,839 per year – and they get summer off.

39% of Chicago’s striking public school teachers send their own children to private schools.

Chicago’s charter schools are still open because their teachers are not on strike.

The U.S. Department of Education reports that 79% of Chicago eighth are graders not grade-level proficient in reading, and 80% are not grade-level proficient in math.

When Barack Obama lived in Chicago, he refused to allow his children to attend Chicago’s public schools.

September 10, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Education. 3 comments.

Los Angeles teachers’ unions try to shut down South Central charter school that has been very successful at teaching low-income black and Hispanic students

In 2008, the Wall. St Journal wrote the following about a real world example of a charter school which has done an excellent job of teaching low-income black and Hispanic students who live in South Central Los Angeles, California. As is always the case with successful charter schools, the teachers’ unions want it to be shut down, because they are terrified of competition. The teachers’ unions want these low-income students to be trapped in the horrible public schools:

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August 13, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Education, War against achievement. 1 comment.

People who say U.S. public schools are “underfunded” have no idea what they are talking about.

The United States is tied for first place with Switzerland when it comes to annual spending per student on its public schools.
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July 13, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Education, Politics. 1 comment.