Tag: Chicago and school choice

Chicago strike gave charter schools a spotlight – Stacy McAuliffe, podcastED

Who won the strike in Chicago? Charter schools. While the nation watched, story after story noted the obvious – that while 350,000 traditional public school students were displaced for more than a week, thousands of charter school students were in class. Even better, news coverage gave the general public a[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Chicago strike shows Democratic divide, school choice growth in Florida & more

Chicago: The teachers union strike is over, but it highlights a growing rift within the Democratic Party over school choice and education reform (Christian Science Monitor). Mayor Rahm Emanuel can now focus on expanding charter schools (Chicago Tribune). (Image from louisville.com) Florida: The state teachers union sinks $1 million into the campaign over[Read More…]

For school choice, the best publicity ever

Talk about unintended consequences. Has anything ever – ever – generated more positive publicity for school choice than the teachers strike in Chicago? For charter schools especially, the strike is the gift that keeps on giving. They’re open. The traditional public schools are not. Meanwhile, the framing of the strike in the mainstream press dovetails with the parental empowerment rumble from Won’t Back[Read More…]