CTA Offers Free Rides to CPS Students during Strike

Spetember 10, 2012 (CHICAGO) — The Chicago Transit Authority announced Monday that it will provide free rides to Chicago Public School students during the strike. The free rides on CTA buses and trains — which will be offered on weekdays between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. — are intended for

Tutor Programs Lacking in School System

In 2006 former President George w. Bush signed an extension of the landmark education law called “No Child Left Behind”. One of the stipulations of the law was that consistently failing schools, that serve poor children, give those same students the option of a new school, or tutoring from private companies or other groups. This was going to get paid for with federal money; typically more than $1,800 per child in big cities. This would seem like a big deal in most instances except for the fact most parents and students were unaware of the programs……. Read More

Job Losses Persist for the Less Educated

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA Article Reprint After suffering the largest share of job losses in the recession, Americans with no more than a high school education have continued to lose jobs during the sputtering recovery while better-educated people have gained millions of jobs, according to a Georgetown University study. Over nearly