In The Black and White of Education in Chicago’s Public Schools, the Chicago Teachers Union exposes the falsehoods and inequities created by an education policy that, rather than being held publicly accountable, is controlled by the profit-minded corporate community. As the paper proves, this debilitating policy of closing neighborhood schools and replacing them with privately-run institutions is a misguided, ineffective way to improve educational outcomes for Chicago’s children. Topics include: Educational Apartheid; Actions Aimed at High Schools; The Dishonesty of Underutilization; Misguided Attempts to Reduce the Budget; The Chaos of School Closings and the “Portfolio District”; The Educational Failure of Charter Schools; Test Prep Network; Teacher Diversity and Churn; Reclaiming Real Innovation in Neighborhood Schools.