'Richie Rich' Billionaire Bruce Rauner has unlimited access to Rich Millionaire Rahm, while citizens are arrested at mayor's office... Video shows Chicago Teachers Union challenging CPS lies about 'underutilization' prior to the December 19 Board meeting
Labor Beat video shows community leaders and the Chicago Teachers Union correcting another round of factual errors from Chicago Public Schools officials. Just before the December 1, 2012 meeting of the Chicago Board of Education, a peoples press conference was held in the lobby of the CPS downtown headquarters. Once again the public was reminded of all the reasons there is a community/labor push now to 1) halt school closings schemes; and 2) have an elected school board, not an appointed one. The URL for the six-minute video is available at: http://www.laborbeat.org/A new
The themes teachers' union financial secretary Kristine Mayle kept in the forefront were that CPS is not being forthright with the public, that it is taking nonsensical positions, and is engaging in practices that have a funny odor. This press conference took place right after the Chicago Tribune had revealed that CPS had secret plans for school closings in place as early as September, even though Mayor Emanuel denied it then and has belittled the reports since.
Tara Stamps, a Chicago teacher, also pointed out that, even though Mayor Emanuel has constantly refused to meet with Chicago citizens to discuss schools policies, "rich fat cats like Bruce 'Richie-Rich' Rauner [a major supporter of the "Noble Network of Charter Schools" and presently head of the "Civic Committee of the Commercial Club"] who lives in Winnetka has had unfettered access to the Mayor."
Chicago School Board Misrepresents Facts. View it at: http://www.laborbeat.org
Labor Beat wishes our viewers a Happy New Year and, with this new video, gives a heads-up on what 2013 is going to be like in Chicago.
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