Black History Month: A Texas Family Visits the DuSable Museum of African American History

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February is Black History Month, and we are thinking back to our visit last October to the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. My kids picked out these mementos from the gift store: soapstone hearts carved with the… Continue Reading

Chicago charter schools are open, despite teacher’s union strike

The Chicago teachers’ strike continues, and thousands of students who attend public schools have nowhere to go. At Chicago’s charter schools, however, it’s business as usual. “Charter school leaders: Class is in session here”, Jon Seidel, Chicago Sun-Times, September 9, 2012. Professor… Continue Reading

Do charter schools succeed because of student selection?

High performing charter schools claim that they succeed because they have the flexibility to use innovative teaching methods. Critics of charter schools look for other explanations, such as higher spending per student. Or “creaming,” the alleged practice of selecting students… Continue Reading