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What Public School Students are Entitled To

Watch this powerful video of Chicago parent and lawyer Matt Farmer addressing the Chicago Teachers Union at a rally last month.

Farmer cites an interview with Penny Pritzker, Chicago billionaire and board of education member, in which she says Chicago public school students are “entitled to get the skills in math, reading, and science so that they can be productive members of today’s work force,” and apparently not a curriculum rich in arts, music, foreign language and physical education like her own children enjoy at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.

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1 Comment:

  • 1 Cindy Walsh
    · Jun 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    What we are seeing is a tiered system of education even as those like Arne Duncan try to call it public education reform. The reform is happening at the lower and middle class schools and involves a vocational training agenda while upper-middle and upper class schools retain their rich humanities based education.

    We need to see parents fighting against this attempt to create dual systems in a democratic society.