VALLAS WATCH: Black teacher elimination was a key to the Vallas program from 1995 through 2001

Although a great deal has been reported during the last few years about the elimination of black people from Chicago's teaching force, an examination of the historical facts (please leave the word "data" to the other sides Orwellian obfuscation lexicography) shows that the process began almost as soon as mayoral control was established by the Amendatory Act of 1995. And it also shows that the main person overseeing the destruction of the black middle class in Chicago through the destruction of crippling of the unions of workers in Chicago's public schools, was Paul G. Vallas. Vallas, who is now the candidate of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn for the office of lieutenant governor, implemented a plan that resulted in black teachers coming under relentless attack because their schools were "failing," while black women and men in other jobs in the school system were eliminated, mainly through the privatization of their jobs and the elimination of the job categories in which they had worked.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn decided that he didn't need the votes of Chicago teachers when he named former CPS schools "Chief Executive Officer" Paul G. Vallas as his running mate in November 2013. Vallas, as CEO of CPS (1995 - 2001) began the process of destroying the black middle class in Chicago by privatizing union custodial jobs during the 1990s and beginning the process of firing the staffs of so-called "failing" schools through reconstitution and other scams long before Arne Duncan (2001 - 2008) perfected the Vallas program. Although those facts of history are also the responsibility of Mayor Richard M. Daley, they were carried out relentlessly and ruthlessly by Paul G. Vallas, who served during those years as "Chief Executive Officer" of Chicago's public schools, and by Gery Chico, who was president of the Chicago Board of Education (which for half of those years was officially called the "Chicago Reform Board of Trustees").


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