Board continued to stick its finger in teachers' eyes at May and June meetings, expanding wasteful privatization expenses while screaming about the fiscal 'crisis'...

Members of the Chicago Board of Education continued their cynical disregard for the needs of the schools and their legal obligations during the June 24, 2015 Board meeting. Above, left to right, on stage at Brooks High School during the meeting, are Mahalia Hines, David Vitale, Carlos Azcoitia, Gail Ward, and Jesse Ruiz. Substance photo by George N. Schmidt.Although the Chicago Board of Education, backed by some of the city's wealthiest and most powerful people (including the editors of the Chicago Tribune, but not the reporters), continued claiming its fiscal "crisis" during April, May and June 2015, anyone who looked closely at what the Board members were doing as they voted during those monthly meetings could see that Chicago's rulers were sticking their fingers in the eye -- and the face -- of the city's public school teachers, parents, and children (Disclosure: I'm a parent, a retired teacher, and a union delegate).

Just look at a few of the millions of dollars the Board voted to spend, while that so-called "crisis" unfolded.

-- Further privatization.


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