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 May 27, 2020

George Floyd’s Death Was Murder, Plain and Simple

As part of my job as an educator, I have, at times, had to restrain teenagers. I was trained to do so. It is my…

By Derek Davidson

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Posted May 26, 2020

I’m a Black Woman on My Way to Becoming a Doctor Because I Never Gave Up

I grew up believing that excellence is not an option, but rather an obligation.  I breezed through high school. I didn’t have to study hard…

By Oluwaseun Adebagbo

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Posted May 27, 2020

COVID-19’s Impact on First-Generation College Students Is Complicated

As a nonprofit leader and educator who works with college students of African descent, I am intimately aware of how challenging getting through college can…

By Esi Kagale Agyeman Gillo

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