Too few cooks in school reform

I have been working in and with Chicago’s public high schools and Chicago’s small schools movement for the past 20 years. It is ironic that since the start of Mayor Daley’s Renaissance 2010 initiative, no one connected with the School Board, CPS leadership or education foundations has asked my opinion about small schools or anything else.

GOP clears field, Daley runs with the ball

Today, the mayor can be forgiven a Cheshire-cat smile: The takeover team he sent to Pershing Road not only overcame a $150 million deficit for this school year, but also erased far larger deficits forecast for the future. In addition, it wove teacher raises, new schools and new programs into the budget for several years running.