Despite layoffs, Chicago schools hire Teach for America graduates

09/27/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Chicago's United Neighborhood Organization charter schools hired 25 Teach for America graduates this year through a partnership between the groups. The hires mean 155 Teach for America teachers started this year in Chicago Public Schools, where as many as 600 laid-off teachers are still out of work. "My question is, how do you lay off people and then hire people at the same time?" the Chicago Teachers Union president asked.

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