Here’s a PDF of The Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve: Research-based Proposals to Strengthen Elementary and Secondary Education in the Chicago Public Schools. The report, issued in February of this year by the CTU’s Quest Center*, seems to be an autonomous research effort on their part. Which is reassuring, in the face of that Chicago Commercial Club task force document from 2004 (however nominal the union’s involvement may’ve been). Embedded throughout are a great deal of awesome ideas, facts and figures; but, just like our other documents, there’s room for critique.
*Funding for CTU’s Quest Center was made possible by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. (Tried to mimic the NPR spiel as best as I could remember.)