Christopher Butler

Guest Blogger

President and CEO, Citizen Consulting Group Inc.

Chicago, Illinois

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Posted Feb. 2, 2016

Too Good to Be True: CTU Should Have Taken the Offer

There’s an old saying that goes, “If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.” Yesterday, the Chicago…

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Posted Jan. 6, 2016

In Defense of Cheaters: I Understand Why They Lied About Their Address to Go to That School

What do you know? The Chicago Public Schools Inspector General has discovered that families from affluent Chicago neighborhoods and even…

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Posted Nov. 25, 2015

Is There Anywhere a Black Youth Can Be Counted as a Real Person?

Last night I did something I promised myself I would not do. I watched the tragic dashcam video in which…

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Posted Nov. 9, 2015

Letter to Rev. Jesse Jackson: There’s a Revolt Against Testing and Charters But It’s Not Coming From Parents

In a recent Sun-Times column, Charters and Heavy Testing Hurt Our Schools, the Rev. Jesse Jackson boldly proclaims that parents across the…

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Posted Oct. 7, 2015

7 Reasons Why ‘Neighborhood’ Schools Will Win the Student Recruitment Battle

District-run public schools across Chicago are reeling from the pain of budget cuts handed down as a result of the first…

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Posted July 18, 2018

Coffee Break: Oakland’s Lakisha Young Is Done Waiting for Superman and Ready for Parents to Take the Lead

Lakisha Young is executive director of The Oakland REACH. She has dedicated her career to promoting access to quality schools because she knows firsthand that…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted July 17, 2018

Superintendent Tom Boasberg Is Stepping Down After Nearly a Decade of Bringing the Community Together for Better Schools

I suppose Tom Boasberg is a successful “education reformer.” The policy resume (charters, accountability, innovation) certainly checks out. And Denver Public Schools invariably gets mentioned…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted July 17, 2018

4 Things Every First-Year Teacher Needs to Know

Recently, I shared with a colleague that I was about to start my new job as an assistant professor of education, assisting first-year teachers as…

By Zachary Wright 

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