Kari Lydersen

The Chicago Board of Education's vote on Wednesday to convert three public elementary schools into "turnaround schools" run by the non-profit Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) was no surprise to most parents and teachers. more

Apr 26, 2014 10:14 PM Dispatches

Chicagoans – including those in the highest city offices – got a schooling in labor relations and the power that unions can still have even in this day and age. more

Sep 19, 2012 12:06 PM Dispatches

“We need to be able to teach for life, not just for test scores,” says one Chicago teacher. more

Sep 14, 2012 6:35 PM Dispatches

Find out why many students and former students have spent the past few days on the picket lines. more

Sep 13, 2012 5:04 PM Dispatches

The citizens of Chicago are siding with the teachers’ union in this epic battle against “Mayor One Percent” and the business agenda. more

Sep 12, 2012 2:49 PM Dispatches

The nasty Illinois contest pits a centrist Democrat against a Republican dissembler and a Green from the projects. more

Oct 6, 2010 12:52 PM Dispatches

In Honduras these days, death threats seem as common as the taco-like baleadas sold on street corners nationwide. And like the baleadas, the threats certainly aren’t empty. more

Sep 21, 2010 2:03 PM Dispatches

Still in prison in Iran after one year, two of the three “hikers” had also been doing pathbreaking freelance journalism. more

Jul 31, 2010 2:58 PM Dispatches

“If the economy is not lifting wages, adding jobs, incomes, lifting everyone who wants to work, it’s not a recovery from our perspective,” says Jared Bernstein. more

Feb 26, 2010 2:27 PM Magazine