Roberto Arista

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Chicago, Illinois

Roberto Arista’s son attends Noble Street College Prep, a campus of the Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Roberto was born and raised in Chicago and currently works in financial services. He and his family live on the North West Side.

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Posted Oct. 7, 2016
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I Have One Message for Chicago Public Schools: Our Children Are NOT Bargaining Chips

Yesterday morning, I stood with hundreds of charter public school parents and advocates in the rain outside of Chicago Public…

By Roberto Arista

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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