Ms. Katie's Ramblings
Friday, April 7, 2017
CPS Targets Special Education Teacher Sarah Chambers
Here are the remarks from an action we did today at River Point Plaza, a new development that used over $30 million in TIF funds. CPS c...
Saturday, March 11, 2017
The Case for Striking
Things are very bad in the Chicago Public Schools right now. And we need to do something about it. I support the idea of my union going on...
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Devaluing Women's Work: I am a Teacher and My Labor is Not Free
I avoided becoming a fully-certified teacher for a long, long time. I taught English overseas for many years in Japan. I loved the lifestyle...
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Rethinking Special Education
For a long time, the way we do special education has...irked me. And I mean in general, not just my pretty messed up district. I imagine i...
Saturday, October 22, 2016
The New Best Way to Destroy Special Education
The best lies are always ones based in some truth. The newest austerity project for districts across the nation, including the Chicago Pub...
Saturday, October 8, 2016
An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton, From a Chicago Teacher
Dear Madame Secretary, I am writing to you today from Chicago on behalf of all the children, families, and staff in the middle of a massiv...
Saturday, July 16, 2016
New CPS School Budgets are Stinky Turd Lumps
CPS has done it again. If you thought " Student Based Budgeting " was a bad idea (it is) then you will not be surprised to learn ...
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