Public Education
Chicago Public Schools gets 53% boost in per-pupil revenues, but academics lag

(The Center Square) – Chicago’s mayor has talked about the amount of money invested in his city’s public schools and the Chicago teachers’ union has said the system has been… Read More

September 19, 2023
Public Education
Exclusive: Chicago Public Schools refuses to release records detailing gender and sex education training 

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) district refused a Daily Caller News Foundation Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding training materials used for its gender… Read More

September 12, 2023
Public Education
Chicago Public Schools policy requires school district staff to support LGBT students and staff

The nations’ fourth largest school district has a policy requiring staff to support LGBT students and staff, giving such examples as using preferred pronouns and putting up visible signs of… Read More

August 30, 2023
Police union leader calls ‘teen takeover’ looting, criticizes Mayor Johnson

(The Center Square) – Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson downplayed the recent arrests of teenagers in Chicago, claiming that those individuals were merely “cutting it,” which has led to pushback from… Read More

August 8, 2023
University of Chicago offers course on ‘queering God’

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The University of Chicago (UChicago) is offering a course entitled “Queering God,” according to the university’s 2023-24 course catalog. The course is … Read More

July 27, 2023
Chicago turns high school into ‘welcome center’ for illegal immigrants

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced Monday that it will use one of its high schools as a welcome center for illegal immigrants to receive assistance… Read More

July 19, 2023
Public Education
Chicago’s new mayor replaces Board of Education with social justice warriors

Mayor Brandon Johnson appointed six new members to the seven-member Chicago Board of Education last week, each of whom share a common progressive ideology focused on race and equity. “It’s… Read More

July 13, 2023
Public Education
Children’s hospital agreed to pay employee to give ‘drag performance’ to school kids

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A Chicago children’s hospital agreed to pay one of its employees to give a drag performance at a public school event for students, according to… Read More

July 13, 2023
Parent org tracks thousands of schools that advise teachers on how to hide gender transitions from parents

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Parents Defending Education (PDE), a parental rights organization, has identified thousands of school districts which have policies that advise employees on how to keep a… Read More

June 15, 2023
Public Education
‘It’s just unacceptable’: The border crisis is overwhelming schools in some of America’s most populated cities

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The crisis at the southern border is overwhelming school systems in several metropolitan areas of the country, according to multiple reports. New York City, Miami-Dade… Read More

June 5, 2023
Public Education
Chicago Teachers Union ‘breached its duty’ with political spending, complaint alleges

(Daily Caller) – Teachers filed an ethics complaint Thursday against the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) over their campaign spending ahead of the mayoral election. Hancock High School teacher… Read More

April 4, 2023
Opinion, Public Education
Chicago public education can’t get much worse

As Chicago voters prepare to elect either Brandon Johnson or Paul Vallas as the city’s next mayor, the stakes for students are, ironically, low. That’s because Chicago’s K-12… Read More

April 4, 2023
Opinion, Public Education
Chicago Teachers Union gets unashamedly power hungry in mayoral election

The Chicago Teachers Union has abandoned its façade of helping teachers and is now all-in on political advocacy and endorsements. The union pledged $2 million… Read More

March 28, 2023
Public Education
Chicago teachers unions throw millions behind left-wing mayoral candidate

(Daily Caller) – The largest teachers union in Illinois and its affiliates have spent almost $3.2 million on the upcoming mayoral election, according to the Illinois Policy Institute. From January… Read More

March 9, 2023
Public Education
Chicago’s powerful teachers’ union ditched Lightfoot for challenging it

(Daily Caller) – The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) celebrated Democratic Chicago Mayor candidate Brandon Johnson on Tuesday after he defeated Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, an endorsement that could have… Read More

March 2, 2023
Poll: Large majority of Chicago voters support school choice

(The Center Square) – Two out of every three voters are dissatisfied with Chicago’s public education system, and some 62% of them support school choice, a new Illinois Policy Institute… Read More

February 27, 2023
Public Education
Not a single student is proficient in reading or math at 55 Chicago schools

(Daily Caller) – In 55 Chicago Public Schools, not one student met grade level expectations in either math or reading during the 2021-2022 school year, according to a Wirepoints report. Read More

February 15, 2023
Public Education
Lightfoot criticized for soliciting CPS students to campaign for ‘extra credit;’ investigations launched

(The Center Square) – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is drawing criticism over leaked emails of her campaign asking public school students for help her re-election bid in exchange for “extra credit.”… Read More

January 13, 2023
Public Education
Hundreds of cases of sexually predatory behavior reported in Chicago Public Schools

A report last week revealed a staggering number of alleged teacher-on-student sexual assaults at Chicago Public Schools. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) closed cases on over… Read More

January 9, 2023
Chicago Public Schools holds students hostage by trapping them in a broken system

If public education in Chicago wasn’t already bad enough, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is now holding some students hostage – by trying to get rid of a school… Read More

January 5, 2023