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UNO: Politics and Corruption: Our Children Deserve Better!

October 14, 2013 0 comments

A Policy Forum for Everyone
Sat. 11/30/13, 1pm - 2:30PM West Belmont Branch Library, 3104 N. Narragansett Ave., Belmont Cragin

Mon. 12/2/13 5:30PM - 7:30PM Archer Heights Library, 5055 S. Archer Ave.

Learn how a political group has effectively transfer our children's educational funds into the hands of wealthy investors who are making significant returns on their "investments".
The educational model implemented by UNO has nothing to do with a curricular reform or a creative/alternative teaching methodology for students, but it is a “ponzi” financial scheme supported by corporate and political interests. 
UNO does not have high performing schools as they usually claim, they have at least two underperforming schools and their charter was already revoked in New Orleans in 2011 due to poor academic results. 
UNO favors investors rather than educational support services, and the quality of instruction is severely affected by this type of model that has already asked for a "bail out" in 2008 and it is just a matter of time before they go bankrupt.

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Lessons from the 1963 Boycott: The Struggle for Quality Education

October 10, 2013 0 comments

Join us on October 22nd, the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Boycott of Chicago Public Schools, when an estimated 250,000 Chicagoans – mostly CPS students – protested segregation and inequality. The evening features a screening of in-progress documentary '63 Boycott from Kartemquin Films (The Interrupters), a panel discussion with education activists from then and now, and a spoken word performance by Malcolm London of Young Chicago Authors. The panel includes Karen Lewis of the Chicago Teachers Union; 1963 Boycott leader Rosie Simpson; Fannie Rushing, a young organizer of the 1963 Boycott; Elizabeth Todd-Breland, a historian at University of Illinois in Chicago; and Jasson Perez from Black Youth Project.

The DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E 56th Pl 
Chicago, IL 60637
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Co- Sponsored by Kartemquin Films, Chicago Teachers Union, Education for Liberation Network, the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture at the University of Chicago, Crossroads Fund, Grassroots Collaborative, Black Youth Project, Young Chicago Authors, Chicago Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce, Human Rights Program at University of Chicago, Chicago Freedom School, Chicago Area Women's History Council, Teachers for Social Justice, Save Our Schools

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October 7, 2013 0 comments

Join thousands of community and union members to launch a powerful shared economic justice platform.

October 15th
UIC Forum
725 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, Illinois 60607
5pm Rally and March
6-7:30pm Meeting

Register at http://www.thegrassrootscollaborative.org/takebackchicago
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Recognition of Indigenous People's Day (Oct 12)
TSJ plans for the year-If you loved the Curriculum Fair, if you volunteered for the Curriculum Fair, if you want to get involved-the calendar is full! Find out how to get involved with TSJ in the many activities in which we're involved! We'll lay out our whole year--Inquiry to Action Groups, the Elected Representative School Board Campaign, People's Board Meetings, Movie Nights, TSJ Popular Education Forums, the Campaign to Strengthen Local School Councils, Neighborhood Schools Fair, work with the Grassroots Education Movement (CTU and others), and more!
New TSJ Membership Structure
We are starting a paying membership program, of $20/year (t-shirt included), and $10/year for students, renewable each year on Labor Day. And that's a sliding scale, as needed.
Join TSJ, get a TSJ T-shirt and button, and learn more about how we can work for education justice in and outside the classroom!
Bring cash or checks to the meeting, we don't take credit cards!
UIC College of Education
1040 W. Harrison St
Room 3233 (3rd Floor "Commons")
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free-All are welcome! Read the Full Story