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Rahm Emanuel’s Math: The Relative Worth of Chicago’s Black and Brown Children

Graphic concept  by Troy Laraviere and designed by Anthony Moser of DesignVolunteers.org If you value the work we’re doing to expose this Chicago tragedy, please support that work by clicking the donate link below.  Thank you. Preface The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials responsible for the injustice described herein did not appoint themselves. They were appointed by the Mayor’s Office to carry out that office’s agenda for Chicago’s schools. Addressing […]

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One Million to Zero: The influence of race on special education funding in Chicago Public Schools

  We must not let our political leaders pit us against one another…. We must see our common destiny as families of Chicago and work to build a city and public school system that invests in the realization of the potential of every single child. Graphic developed by Troy Laraviere and designed by Anthony Moser of DesignVolunteers.org If you appreciate our work exposing this Chicago tragedy you can support that […]

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The Nauseating Racial Discrimination of Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago Public Schools

Graphic developed by Troy Laraviere and designed by Anthony Moser of DesignVolunteers.org Download a PDF of this infographic here. Download a PNG of this infographic here. If you appreciate our work exposing this Chicago tragedy you can support that work by clicking the donate link below. Thank you.   Introduction The information illustrated in the above infographic comes from Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) own internal documents. It is a small […]

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Emanuel Appointees at CPS Force Principals to Lobby for Voucher Legislation

Emails sent to principals across the district have been forwarded to the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association (CPAA). These emails indicate CPS officials are coercing principals into lobbying for Springfield’s voucher legislation during work hours. District officials frame their instruction to principals as being motivated by a need for funding in general, but no such lobbying instructions were sent for any of the previous voucher-free versions of school funding legislation. […]

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CPS Special Education Discrimination: Background

Divestment and Diversion There has been a continuous stream of disinvestment from CPS and its students over the past decade. CPS has cut school funding repeatedly in order to redirect those funds to other priorities (e.g., Navy Pier, debt service, custodial privatization, wasteful and redundant school construction, subsidies for wealthy developers, etc.).  Before the 2015-2016 school year, special education students had not been the direct targets of these divestment and […]

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CPS Special Education Discrimination: Data Sources and Methodology

We Encourage You to Explore the Data and Confirm Our Findings for Yourself If you and/or your organization would like to replicate or validate the results of our study, we have included all of the data files below, along with notes on how we conducted our analysis. DATA SOURCES – CPS SPECIAL EDUCATION APPEALS & DEMOGRAPHICS Our report on Racial Disparities in Chicago Public Schools special education funding appeals is […]

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Principals Association Statement on Rauner’s Education Veto

Statement on Governor Rauner’s Veto of Education Funding Chicago Principals and Administrators Association We must face the fact that our governor despises his state’s most populous city and holds contempt for the men, women, and children who work, play, and learn here. Rauner pushes a false narrative that positions Chicago as if it is a separate state competing with Illinois rather than what it is–the largest contributor to the tax […]

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SPED APPEAL DELAY AND DENY TACTICS

CPAA has developed a timeline depicting two real-life examples of CPS principals appealing to central office officials to use funds for special education student needs. These funds were already in the school budgets, but frozen, pending the outcome of the appeals.  In constructing the timeline, CPAA has identified four categories of tactics used by CPS officials in the budget appeals process to deny special education services to students with documented academic needs…

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