Why Is CPS Closing NTA?: Comprehensive article by an investigative journalist, Daniel Moatter, published on South Side Weekly on March 21st, 2018.
Fact Check Friday: WeAreNTA has launched "Fact Check Friday" video campaign. On every Friday, we pick a statement by public officials or a common misunderstanding about NTA and factcheck.
What is the problem with CPS proposal?: How CPS proposal for a new South Loop High School hurts our children's classrooms and our wallets.
NTA: A community excluded: Timeline of how CPS proposal to turn NTA into a high school has come about.
Mayor Emanuel directed CPS to close NTA and turn it into a high school in April 2015: Emails that show that the plan to close NTA originated from an unholy alliance between Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Pat Dowell, and local real estate agent-led Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance -- two years before NTA was ever informed of this potential change to our school.
South Loop TIF money siphoned into Navy Pier: Link to Crain's July 21, 2017 article, "How city power players diverted millions in blight-fighting TIF cash to Navy Pier".
NTA Voter Guide: At National Teachers Academy, we teach our children the NTA Way values of COURAGE, COMMITMENT, AWARENESS, and INTEGRITY. Who are the Chicago leaders who have shown these values and earned our vote? As the NTA family knows, true leaders are those who stand up against injustice, even when it’s not convenient. These candidates have spoken up for NTA and our students, even in the face of incredible political pressure from machine politicians who stand to gain from the proposed closure of our high performing, majority-black elementary school. This list does not intend to tell you who to vote for, but instead is a collection of candidates who have proven their commitment to NTA. If you find this information useful, share with a friend! #NTAVotes #WeAreNTA
WeAreNTA in Action: WeAreNTA in Action: Video archives of WeAreNTA in action.
NTA Students interrupt CPS Steering Committee Meeting: Student organizers from National Teachers Academy interrupted the Near South Steering Committee meeting held on Thursday, November 9th at True Rock Ministries. The middle school students refuted, point-by-point, the items on the agenda for the meeting, which focused on ways to transition the current NTA students out of their building to make way for a high school to serve the Near South Side.
Segregationist Policies' Impact in CPS: A summary of the paper by the Education Policy Department of Chicago Teachers Union, “Segregation and inequality in Chicago Public Schools, transformed and intensified under corporate education reform” (June 5, 2017).
High School travel times from the South Loop: Area residents have asked CPS to create a "nearby" high school, but the existing, underutilized neighborhood option is closer than you might think, especially compared with other popular Chicago high schools.
Open letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Pat Dowell, CPS Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson, CPS CEO Forrest Claypool, Chicago Board of Education President Frank Clark, sent on June 20, 2017.
A better plan? 5 Ideas: CPS has not properly weighed alternatives and is ignoring the impact of the proposal on NTA's predominantly low-income students.