Charlie Rose

Attorney

Chicago, Illinois

Charlie Rose has more than 30 years experience as a labor lawyer representing school districts and other public organizations in labor relations, collective bargaining and education law. He served two years as General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C. He is a founding partner and corporate secretary of Franczek, Radelet & Rose in Chicago, where he was the lead negotiator on collective bargaining agreements for many organizations including Chicago Public Schools, the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District and the Illinois State Board of Education.

He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Advance Illinois and also serves on the Chicago Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves. Additionally, he was one of the first members of the Advisory Board of the National College of Education at National-Louis University. In 2006 he received the “Vision in Education Award” from ED-RED recognizing him for his leadership on education reform. Rose has been an Adjunct Lecturer of Labor Arbitration and Collective Bargaining at DePaul University College of Law and an Adjunct Professor of School Law at Northeastern Illinois University. Rose graduated from Villanova University in 1979 with his B.A. in Economics. He received his J.D. from DePaul University in 1982.

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Posted July 21, 2017

Parents, Educators and Community Members Speak Out Against the NAACP’s Charter Moratorium

“All over the country, dedicated educators of color are leading charter schools that cultivate the minds of children too-often locked out of success in traditional public schools.”…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted July 20, 2017

Without the Office for Civil Rights, My High School Would Have Continued to Discriminate Against Students Like Me

You may have seen the news. On July 11, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos responded to a letter written by Senator Patty Murray, which questioned the…

By Elijah Armstrong

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Posted July 20, 2017

Thought Charter and District Schools Couldn’t Work Together? Newark Has Found a Way

It’s often noted that the original vision for charter schools, championed by legendary teachers’ union leader Al Shanker and others, was that they’d be “laboratories…

By Charles Sahm

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