Thursday, April 21, 2016

Charter schools remain unaffected by CTU strikes

Excerpt from the piece by Megan Bennett originally published by Chicago Talks:


As the political climate between the union and CPS worsens, more parents could be weighing the decision to send children to one of Chicago’s 131 charter schools.


Charters often have a goal of creating a more flexible cohesive school culture for families, according to Sean Gill, a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, an organization at the University of Washington that studies different options for K-12 education.

“The district has tried ways to [create] autonomy in CPS, but it’s certainly a harder task with the district infrastructure the school has to operate in,” Gill said. “Whether they are trying to make things more flexible for parents, it’s probably a lot harder for them.”


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