Demonstrators protest school closings on March 27, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. More than 1,000 demonstrators held a rally and marched through downtown to protest a plan by the city to close more than 50 elementary schools, claiming it is necessary to rein in a looming $1 billion budget deficit. The closings would shift about 30,000 students to new schools and leave more than 1,000 teachers with uncertain futures. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Latino parents fight for their children’s education

Parents fight on behalf of their children through protest, lawsuit.

Imagen tomada del portal de CNN, panorámica de la escuela en Connecticut. CNN

Al menos 27 muertos en tiroteo en escuela de Connecticut

Al menos 27 personas, incluidos 14 niños, fallecieron el viernes en un tiroteo en una escuela primaria de Connecticut

Advance Illinois Board Co-Chair Bill Daley and Executive Director Robin Steans speak to members of the City Club of Chicago at a breakfast meeting at Maggiano's Banquets in Chicago, Tuesday, November 13, 2012. They presented the organization's biennial report, which offers cross-cutting analysis on the state of education in Illinois and grades the system. Advance Illinois is a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening public education in Illinois. (Heather Charles/ Chicago Tribune)

How we’re skirting around the core of public school reform

You can read the report online, but this was just my two cents worth of what was said and not said beyond the print of a glossy 30-page brochure I’m skeptical most parents would read anyway. Or at least the ones that should.


What Advance Illinois didn’t say about public schools

Even though African Americans and Latinos are scoring horribly on tests the good folks from Advance Illinois didn’t discuss those problems.