The public pays for charter schools through their taxes, has no input into their educational practices. Unlike Chicago public schools, neither parents nor community control anything a charter school does.
It was nine days that shook Chicago, the 2012 teachers' strike changed the nation.
A fight over teacher tenure is now raging because so-called education reformers have set their sights on destroying public education under the guise of saving it.
Everything about this "real life high school" movie is tragic and miserable. The students are clinging to the edges of teenage life, the teachers are losing their minds, and the principal is getting divorced and fired.
Ever since the November elections, the New Jersey middle class has been under attack from their newly-elected governor, Chris Christie.
While campaigning for the presidency, Barack Obama made it clear that education would be among his top three priorities. Unfortunately, he's starting off on the wrong path.