The February 2018 Issue of Substance

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Fire and safety becoming an issue at South Side schools... Who is responsible for fire and other safety risks for children/students in CPS?

At Taylor School, located on the far southeast side of Chicago at 9912 S. Avenue H, as I assume to be the case in many if not all schools, a “best system developed over . . .


CTU celebrates vote to merge charter schools into CTU, despite the fact that fewer than half the union's members voted in favor of the deal...

The Chicago Teachers Union and its allied "labor" supporters have been celebrating the vote to change the union's Constitution and By-Laws to allows charter school teachers to become CTU members. The controversies around the decision . . .


Elimination of CTU pocket calendar irks many current and retired CTU members...

As the 2017 - 2018 school year continues, most members of the Chicago Teachers Union have realized that for the first time in more than half a century the union leadership has eliminated the annual . . .


CTU retiree election results posted, with glaring contradictions still unresolved... Voters were told to vote for 33 candidates, while only 29 could legally be seated...Invention of 'alternate delegates'...

The numerical results of the controversial election for Chicago Teachers Union retiree delegates were finally posted on February 5, 2018. The results, which include a claim that the union was only electing 29 retiree delegates, . . .


BOARDWATCH: January 2018 meeting of the Chicago Board of Education

The January 2018 meeting of the Chicago Board of Education formally approved the appointment of Janice Jackson as the latest "Chief Executive Officer" of the nation's third largest school system, and then took a number . . .


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