The January 2018 Issue of Substance

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Retirees may have federal legal recourse if the retiree election is not held in a legal manner...

As the debate over whether the Chicago Teachers Union election for retiree delegates should be held over, given the number of mistakes in the election currently being held by mail ballot, CTU members should note . . .


Korea War II... Some suggestions for lessons about the current situation...

To All the Teachers who want to teach their students to think for themselves: Consider the current crisis where U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening nuclear war against North Korea.
The vey dangerous situation we . . .


Chicago Teachers Union history not easily available on the CTU's own website, but BACK ISSUES at Substance have a lot of it...

Members of the 25,000-member Chicago Teachers Union may be able to learn a great deal about Teachers for Social Justice and the current problems in Honduras from their union, but one of the things we . . .


Members First January meeting tonight (January 16) at Connie's... CORE is now purging members and demanding loyalty oaths from CORE members while ignoring CORE leaders' violations of core CORE policies principles, and even by-laws...

The January 2018 meeting of "Members First," a group discussing politics and policies within the Chicago Teachers Union, will be held on. While widespread discussion is now being held among CTU members about the referendum(s) . . .


John Dewey's Educational Creed

It's been years since the logo of the Chicago Union Teacher newspaper (now a magazine) included words from John Dewey, and there was never an explanation of why those words were removed. But as the . . .


CTU FOUNDATION? Grants from the CTU Foundation have totaled millions since 2013, without any review by the union's delegates or members...

Since the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation became an official 501(c)(3) charitable foundation three years ago, the Foundation has given away millions of dollars, as required by federal law governing such legal entities. A lengthy list . . .


CTU FOUNDATION? The officers of the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation are the same as the officers of the Chicago Teachers Union, but their answer when asked by CTU delegates and members about Foundation business is 'none of your business'...

This is the first of what will be several articles to be published at Substance explaining, reporting and analyzing the questions that are arising from the nearly secret existence of the "Chicago Teachers Union Foundation." . . .


Will CTU hold a new retiree delegate election? Union's financial office has made several mistakes in this important mail-ballot election...

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union's Rules and Electisn Committee received a text on the morning of December 31, 2017. It said: 'The latest retiree election process has turned into quite a mess. I believe . . .


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