The Death of the Public Schools
The Chicago Reader published a story by Ben Joravsky, Do as We Say, Not as We Do about how the fat cats in Central Office led by Chicago Public Schools' new CEO, (Arne Duncan's successor) Ron Huberman, is asking for teachers to increase class size, coaches to work for free, sophomores sports to be eliminated, and other belt tightening measures, while increasing salaries for management and other bureaucrats. You won't read this in the Dailies in Chicago, because the press wants the nation to think the Chicago Public Schools is the school system that works, that makes tough decisions, even displacing entire faculties in the name of school improvement and reform.
(I've posted this to a couple educational Nings, because it is important for educators to know how Chicago style politics works, because it has been exported to the Dept. of Education).