The March 2019 Issue of Substance

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Why we strike

There is nothing that gives us greater pleasure than performing for you – that is our mission and our purpose. However, we cannot continue to play while the threats and demands of CSO Management imperil . . .


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 . . .


Musicians' strike continues into third week

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians remain on the picket line, striking since March 10 mainly over pensions. “The core difference between our plan and their proposal is that our plan keeps the guaranteed retirement benefit . . .


'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 . . .


Recommended article: 'How Teacher Strikes Are Changing' by Madeline Will

The Chicago Teachers’ Strike of 2012 stimulated teacher organizing around the country, although it took a little while to detonate; where it first resulted in mass action was in West Virginia. (While some of the . . .


Opt out of wasteful and pedagogically unsound Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) test for elementary school students

We encourage parents to have their child refuse state testing, which begins in Illinois on March 11. No matter what the vendor or the name of the test, in a state that is $7 billion . . .


We were forced to suspend subscriptions to our print edition a year ago, and after wishing we could get back into print have finally admitted that we can only continue as an online publication. Therefore, readers can no longer subscribe to Substance on paper, but those who wish to donate will be thanked.

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