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.