The April 2019 Issue of Substance

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Stories about Substance editor George N. Schmidt on Oct. 2018 Substance homepage

Dozens of stories about editor George N. Schmidt, who died on Sept. 17, 2018, are published on the October 2018 Substance News homepage. Stories about George’s personal life appear on the left column of . . .


Normalizing failure: AP article on programs for anxious college students

This might be a helpful article for Substance readers and Chicago teachers, because the way the administration makes teachers feel, that they are incompetent and don’t know how to teach, but in reality the administration . . .


'Trump, Trump, Trump: The March of Folly' coming in May

I'm happy to tell Substance readers that my new book will be available at your local bookstore in May.
Contents
I TRUMPIAD: A Blowhard’s Biorama 1
II TRUMPLOOT: In Midas He Trusts 21
III TRUMPOTICA: . . .


Raising an UnTrump

When the words “Trump” and “children” appear in the same sentence, it’s often because the writer is trying to figure out how to protect the latter from the former. How do we shield our offspring . . .


Lincoln Yards, Amazon and the Gilded Age of Corporate Power

We live in an era where the biggest and wealthiest corporations and CEOs in history continue to demand lucrative taxpayer handouts in return for jobs and investment. The recent $6 billion boondoggle for Lincoln Yards, . . .


April 2019 CTU House of Delegates report

The first topic of the pre-meeting question period, of the Chicago Teachers House of Delegates on April 3, 2019, was the CTU’s donation to Toni Preckwinkle, who lost to Lori Lightfoot in the Chicago mayoral . . .


CPS removes Principal Sarah Abedelal from Brennemann elementary

After years of corruption and numerous complaints from staff it took the Office of Inspector General to finally forced Chicago Public Schools to remove corrupt Principal Sarah Abedelal from Brennemann Elementary School.
This is . . .


Help save the auto body shop at Prosser Career Academy, slated to be closed

I am writing to share with you some disheartening news and ask for your help to mobilize to save one of our beloved shops, Auto Body, and a fellow CTU member, teacher Keshaun Thompson. CPS . . .


Prosser to close auto body shop in one of few remaining Career and Technical Education programs in Chicago Public Schools

CPS and network chief first attempted to circumvent the CTU/Board of Education contract and unilaterally end the popular career pathway for students.

CHICAGO, March 28, 2019—The Prosser Career Academy Auto Body shop, a fully . . .


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