The February 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 . . .


Black History Month lesson plan: Paul Robeson

For some, the last anti-Communist attack on Paul Robeson took place two years after the death of one of the greatest artists, athletes and activists of the 20th Century. The incident took place at the . . .


Black History Month: A reminder from 'Peekskill' that fascism in the USA has often been just a few doors away... Paul Robeson faced death to sing in Upstate New York in 1949 after the American fascists got hold of the nation's temper...

[Editor's Note: Substance hasn't devoted as much space this year as in previous years to Black History Month because other news has been closer. After all, when the President of the United States has a . . .


Surviving "no excuses" teaching in KIPP charter schools, part 2

[Editor's note: The following report is the second feature for Substance by School's Matter editor Jim Horn of an on-the-record teacher sharing her experience in a KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) charter school. While . . .


February meeting of the CTU House of Delegates

Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) officers urged delegates to support the union's endorsement of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle for Chicago mayor in the Feb. 26, 2019, election. While acknowledging her connection to indicted alderman Edward . . .


CORE slate endorsement from CTU Recording Secretary Michael Brunson

As the Caucus of Rank and File Educators (CORE) chooses its slate for the May 2019 union elections in an online vote this week, long-time CORE member and CTU Recording Secretary Michael Brunson urged CORE . . .


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