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 Oct. 18, 2021

Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn’t the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood…

By Megan Hillegass

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Posted Oct. 21, 2021

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of TeachPlus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center For Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black teachers…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 20, 2021

While We Debate Mandatory Vaccines for Teachers, It’s the Kids Who Suffer

I recently wrote a post urging us, as an educator community, to prioritize the health and safety of our students and fellow teaching colleagues as…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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