Perspectives Charters

Posted Apr. 22, 2016

Look, I’m Not the Enemy But Investing in Education Without Accountability Just Doesn’t Work

My recent visit to the Network for Public Education’s annual conference in North Carolina has yielded much fruit. In addition to an extended blog conversation…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Apr. 13, 2016

VIDEO: This Eighth-Grader Will Remind You Why Every Child Deserves to Be Surrounded by Adults Who Believe in Them

Watch for yourself. See what happens when a school and its dedicated staff reach out to a troubled child and let her become who she is.…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Mar. 28, 2016

A Tough Love Message to Charter Schools About the Dangers of Zero-Tolerance Discipline Policies

I’m an avid supporter of charter schools. I work at one. I send my kids to one. I donate to one. I’m making this disclaimer…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Jan. 28, 2016

How My School Helped Me Get Straight A’s, Lose Weight, and Forgive My Drug-Addict Birth Mom

Perspectives Charter School isn’t just a school for me. It has given me the foundation to open up my heart. It turned me into a…

By Kim Wilborn

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Posted Jan. 28, 2016

Student Praise for a Chicago High School Where Everybody Knows Your Name

When you go to school, you should never feel like just another seat in the class. Everyone in the school should know you by name—not just the teachers, but the engineer and the lunch ladies, too. Having school choice helped me find a place where that could happen. When my older sister was looking for a middle school, my mom found Perspectives Charter Schools at a school fair. After a visit to their Rodney D. Joslin campus, located just south…

By Gabby Dixon

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Posted July 6, 2015

I Came, I Saw and I Marched

My generation believes we can make favorable and lasting changes that will make our society more safe and fair. At the I Am For Peace march…

By Nekaybaw Clark

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Posted June 4, 2015

Be a Voice, Not a Victim, March for Peace With Chicago’s Youth

I recently graduated from Perspectives Charter Schools, where we prepare for college with rigorous academics and once again this year, we are on track to…

By Janeya Cunningham

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Posted Oct. 14, 2019

She Has a Plan for Everything, So Where Is Elizabeth Warren’s Plan for K-12 Education?

I love a woman with a plan! And, Senator Warren, it seems like you have a plan for just about everything. There are currently 50…

By Lisa Hollenbach

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Posted Oct. 14, 2019

Is Andrew Yang the Only One Brave Enough to Speak the Truth About Our Public Schools?

Education voters—people for whom education is the issue that determines their vote— have been banging our heads against the wall forever during presidential campaigns. Sure,…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Oct. 11, 2019

Time for Democrats to Recognize the Progressive Roots of Charter Schools

Listening to the rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates, one would think charter schools were a Republican initiative opposed by all progressives. Bernie Sanders calls for a…

By Emily Langhorne, David Osborne

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