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Public Education
Plan to replace SROs with restorative justice faces backlash at Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools unveiled a new safety plan aimed at replacing school resource officers (SROs) with restorative justice practices, but some question whether the move actually makes school safer. The… Read More

May 20, 2024
Public Education
Chicago Teachers Union demands $50B in salary hikes, free abortions and more

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has issued a 142-page list of demands to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) that includes unconventional items ranging from free abortions to… Read More

May 7, 2024
Public Education
Leaked document details Chicago Teachers’ Union’s radical, left-wing demands costing $50 billion

A leaked document from the Chicago Teachers Union details its bargaining demands, including full abortion coverage, carbon neutral schools, and paid leave for victims of verbal assault on social media. … Read More

April 16, 2024
Public Education
Illinois university nursing program gets ‘racial healing’ grant for DEI curriculum

(The Center Square) – Elmhurst University will hire a “diversity, equity, and inclusion” consultant to revise its nursing program. The $25,000 “racial healing” grant from Illinois will “help the department ensure… Read More

March 28, 2024
Public Education
Chicago Teachers Union likely to lose vote it allegedly electioneered with public school students

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) appears to be heading to defeat in an election in which it allegedly violated ethics policies by using school resources, including students, to electioneer. With… Read More

March 20, 2024
Public Education
Watchdog files electioneering complaint against Chicago Teachers Union for using students in get-out-the-vote effort

A policy group in Illinois filed an ethics complaint with the Inspector General of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) alleging violations of school district rules by using students for an upcoming… Read More

March 18, 2024
Public Education
Religious leader wants anti-violence efforts in Chicago schools

(The Center Square) – Father Michael Pfleger worries Chicago city officials’ recent decision to remove school resource officers from all Chicago Public Schools could have the opposite effect of what’s… Read More

March 11, 2024
Public Education
Leaked Chicago Teachers Union memo demands abortion coverage and ‘queer competent’ staff

The Chicago Teachers Union is making a slew of radical demands to Mayor Brandon Johnson, a leaked memo revealed. The documents, obtained by the Illinois Policy… Read More

March 6, 2024
Culture
CTU president suggests new teacher contract could cost taxpayers $50B

(The Center Square) – The Chicago Teachers Union is preparing for collective bargaining talks with the city, and the union’s president suggested the new terms would cost taxpayers $50 billion. Read More

March 6, 2024
Public Education
Chicago Board of Education votes to get rid of SROs, sparking safety concerns

The Chicago Board of Education voted to end its contract with the Chicago Police Department, which provides school resource officers (SROs) to 39 public schools.  Last week’s vote came at… Read More

February 28, 2024
Public Education
Illinois shields schools’ sex ed, gender trainings from public view

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Office allowed the state’s largest school district to withhold records related to gender and sexuality lessons offered in classrooms, according to… Read More

February 22, 2024
Courts
‘Illegal and unlawful’: Teachers’ unions in two states sued by parents over harmful strikes

Teachers’ union strikes exact a heavy toll on students and families – a toll leading parents in Chicago and Newton, Massachusetts to file separate lawsuits against their respective unions. The suits,… Read More

February 22, 2024
Public Education
Chicago schools inspector logs loan fraud, stolen laptops and sexual misconduct cases

(The Center Square) – Chicago Public Schools Inspector General William Fletcher’s office’s annual report looks at fraud, waste and misconduct. In the most recent report from the IG, Fletcher’s office… Read More

January 12, 2024
Public Education
Chicago schools missing $23 million in laptops, iPads

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Chicago schools are reportedly missing about $23 million in laptops, iPads and other electronic devices. The 77,505 disappearing devices were reportedly lost or stolen “without… Read More

January 11, 2024
Public Education
Chicago Board of Education may remove school resource officers from public schools

An upcoming vote will decide if school resources officers will remain in Chicago’s public schools next fall. The Chicago Board of Education is set to vote on whether to renew… Read More

January 4, 2024
Culture
Major hospital system to let patients designate their sex as ‘X’

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Northwestern Medicine (NM) hospitals in Chicago will soon allow patients to identify as “X” instead of male or female, according to a Monday announcement. The… Read More

December 12, 2023
Legislation
Chicago mayor pushes for fully elected school board

(The Center Square) – Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson says he continues his push for democracy on the Chicago School board, even though lawmakers didn’t pass legislation during their most recent… Read More

November 15, 2023
Courts
Christian student forced to meditate sues Chicago Public Schools

(The Center Square) – Mariyah Green was a junior when she transferred during the 2018-19 school year from a charter school to Bogan High School, where she played volleyball and… Read More

November 10, 2023
Public Education
Chicago Public Schools seek taxpayer funds to renovate nearly empty schools

(The Center Square) – A report shows that Chicago Public Schools are seeking about $14 billion to renovate their schools. With one-third of the schools less than half full, alternatives are… Read More

October 17, 2023
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