The December 2016 Issue of Substance

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How the Trump Election Is Negatively Impacting Students in CPS and Across the Country... Hatefilled threats, graffiti and fears are increasing across the USA and across Chicago's schools and communities...

Each day there are reports of harassment across the country of racial, gender, LGBQT, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and anti-anyone who does not share the Brietbart view of the world. Following is part of an article detailing . . .


Chicago Teachers Union's new 'Leadership Team' destroys thousands of pages of union history in move from the Merchandise Mart to 1901 W. Carroll St...

The leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union ordered union staff to throw our or destroy thousands of documents pertaining to the union's history when the union moved in November 2016 from its former Merchandise Mart . . .


Where is Barbara Byrd Bennett? With Bennett's former Michigan ally Betsy DeVos looming to replace Arne Duncan (and John King) as America's secretary of educational privatization, the question continues as to when the former Chicago schools chief will finally enter prison...

By the first day of December 2016, it had been more than three years since Chicago first learned that former Detroit Michigan school chief (and Broad Foundation "leader") Barbara Byrd Bennett had become the city's . . .


Elected School Board for Chicago in jeopardy? Activists file federal and state lawsuits to end bottleneck against Chicago's elected school board while Chicago Teachers Union officers and lobbyists remain silent on challenge to Illinois discrimination against Chicago citizens and children...

While most public attention was focused elsewhere in Springfield, Chicago education activists filed two lawsuits on November 30, 2016 asking state and federal courts to order an elected school board for the City of Chicago. . . .


Principal who resigned from Clemente in disgrace to be given new charter school... 'During Kenebrew’s time at Clemente, the school’s enrollment dropped from over 2500 students in 2007, to 1800 students in 2010...'

On Monday, November 21, the Chicago Public Schools held a public meeting to discuss the possibility of opening a new charter school, “Kemet Leadership Academy”, on the south side. (Two possible locations were discussed: the . . .


BOARDWATCH: Claypool, Emanuel continue termination of public meetings as Chicago Board of Education evades holding a November meeting!...

The Chicago Board of Education under "Chief Executive Officer" Forrest Claypool and President Frank Clark successfully continued their attack on public participation in public events by refusing to even hold a meeting of the Board . . .


DeVos record in Michigan shows she wants as much charter corruption as possible by keeping charters free of regulation and accountability...

As the day draws nearer when Donald Trump will be legally able to make Betsy DeVos U.S. Secretary of Education, more and more information becomes available about the corrupt history of DeVos's involvement in public . . .


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