The May 2015 Issue of Substance

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MEDIA WATCH: Chicago magazine raises key questions about the integrity of the members of the Chicago Board of Education while catching up on the SUPES - CELA - SYNESI - CPEF etc., etc., etc. scandal

At least most reports on the corruption scandals involving Barbara Byrd Bennett and members of her inner circle of six-figure bureaucrats are noting that the seven members of the Chicago Board of Education voted in . . .


AFL-CIO Report: The High Toll of Job Injuries and Deaths... After eight years of neglect and inaction under the Bush administration, progress in issuing new needed protections under the Obama administration has been slow and disappointing...'

In its expansive report, the AFL-CIO reports 4,585 U.S. workers were killed on the job and 50,000 died from occupational diseases in 2013. U.S. workers suffer from 7.6 million to 11.4 million injuries each year. . . .


How to Turn a Nightmare into a Fairy Tale - 40 Years Later... The Forgotten Power of the Vietnam Protest, 1965-1975...

[Editor's Note: The following article is one of hundreds that have been published on the anniversary of the final U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam (and the rest of "Indochina") this month. One of the legacies of . . .


Some critical notes on the NPE... NPE and the coalition of dissemblers...

[Editor's Note: The editors of Substance were not invited to make any presentations or participate in the recent conference of the "Network for Public Education" (NPE) in Chicago. This is despite the fact that long . . .


Seventh outside Job for Barbara Byrd-Bennett: How many 'strikes' before she's 'Out!'? ERDI is another conflict of interest and 'Ethics' violation... but the Board members who voted in favor of all those expensive deals continue paying Byrd Bennett while claiming that 'billion dollar deficit'

Anyone who has ever faced "justice" according to the Chicago Board of Education knows that the Board is more than willing to suspend and fire teachers and others quickly. Many teachers and a handful of . . .


REACH grief! REACH grief: Was CPS’S REACH Students anti-demoralization PD misinterpreted …?

SATIRE: trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used for the purpose of exposing and discrediting vice or folly. BACKGROUND Substance has (finally) obtained copies of both documents (below) related to a Chicago Public Schools (CPS) 2013-2014 . . .


CORRUPTION CPS: Why is the CPS 'Chief Administrative Officer' Tim Cawley still in power? Why was the former Motorola executive ever a major city school administrator? A closer look at how the seven members of the Chicago Board of Education script and implement their corruption...

Since 2011, the so-called "Chief Administrative Officer" of the nation's third largest school system, Tim Cawley, has been behind many -- if not most -- of the most egregious attacks on public education in Chicago. . . .


President Obama is pushing charter schools... 'Overall, Congress has spent $3,352,841,281 to create and expand charter schools...' Who is watching their 'performance'...

While most attention to the federal government's education plans has focused on the renewal of the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the reduction, according to some, of the penalties of "No Child Left Behind," . . .


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