Race Based Standards Leaving All Children behind

The Illinois State Board of Education has been granted a waiver to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) that will institutionalize racism in our public school system. How is the education bureaucracy doing this? The state is changing the standards students have to meet by “RACE”. Yes, each race will have a separate standard to meet over the […]

How to Win the Teacher Union War on Students

In most large cities it is clear the teacher union have a huge effect on how their school districts operate. This dynamic was on full display during the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) strike last year.  One of the most contentious items during the strike was the expansion of charter schools and the closure of more […]

Limiting Education Choices

After several weeks of trying to teach my second grader how to ride a bicycle, I became pretty frustrated. I tried instructing Gracie the same way my parents taught me when I was 6. But I couldn’t understand what was going wrong. My poor mother must have run miles up and down West Street in […]

Illinois Charter School Commission

Charter schools allow parents to be able to choose an appropriate educational setting for their children by judging the merit of the educational institutions, classroom setting, and academic performance. The existence of charter schools allows parents to choose a path for their child.  They are very popular in Illinois and around the country because they offer […]

School Districts: Separate But Equal?

In 1954, in Brown vs Board of Education, schools were force to be integrated with the ruling that government sanctioned segregation by race was unconstitutional.  [Emphasis mine] Summary of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483, 74 S. Ct. 686, 98 L. Ed. 873 (1954). Issue Is the race-based segregation of children into […]

Education Delivery – Time for a change

In Conjunction with Jack Roeser The delivery of education has remained basically the same for the past century while other industries have changed delivery methods accordingly with technological advances. To compare, let’s first look at a summary of a couple of other industries: Music Industry Delivery [Overview of Presentation by Derrell Bradford]: Live Performance – […]

Bruce Rauner: No Excuse Video

Bruce Rauner has released a new video. It was also played right before halftime of the Bears Packers game last night. The video highlights Rauner’s views on education. From Rauner press release: “I know the government union bosses will attack me for it, but I’ll keep fighting for better schools until every child in Illinois […]

MPS has most empty buildings in Wisconsin, costing taxpayers millions by blocking choice schools

By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Wisconsin taxpayers have been forced to spend millions of dollars to take care of empty Milwaukee Public Schools buildings the district refuses to sell to choice school operators. MPS’ 15 vacant structures, some of which have been unused for close to a decade, are costing state and local taxpayers approximately […]

Bruce Rauner for Governor

I have already written about how Kirk Dillard was funded by, and supported the teachers unions who have caused our massive financial crisis; how we cannot afford Dan Rutherford; and how Bill Brady cannot handle the state’s fiscal problems. It is now time to discuss my views on Bruce Rauner. I have known Bruce Rauner […]