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🙏 Jeanne Marie Freed

Long-time Union Activist and CTPF Trustee Jeanne Marie Freed, age 75, of Chicago, Illinois passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021. Jeanne was born August 13, 1946

Teacher Jeanne Fried testified that at Lincoln Park High School they didn't have enough books for the students to take them home to study. Substance photo by George N. Schmidt.

August 17, 2010. Lane Tech Budget hearing transcript shows unprecedented critique of CPS priorities

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THE MODERATOR: Jeanne Freed. After Jeanne Freed is Jeanne Edmondson.

Teacher Jeanne Fried testified that at Lincoln Park High School they didn't have enough books for the students to take them home to study. Substance photo by George N. Schmidt.MS. FREED: Good evening. My name is Jeanne Freed, and I'm a teacher at Lincoln Park High School. I work in the world language department. And I would like to address the fact of a lack of resources in Chicago Public Schools. A lack of very basic resources that teachers need to do their job.

Last year, myself and another teacher shared 30 textbooks for all of our students. Our students, of course, could not take these books home because they were shared with four classes. For one of my classes, I had only 15 textbooks to use, and I had 30 students in that class. This is not unusual in my school. It's also true in the math department as well, and I'm from Lincoln Park High School, the north side. If it's this bad on the north side, I can imagine —

(Applause)

Not only is there lack of textbooks, our paper is rationed. I get five reams of paper a semester. That's it. We need some more basic resources. We need a commitment from the board to fund our schools and resources properly with up-to-date textbooks. And a textbook for every child that that child can take home to help them do their homework. We need computers. We need paper to do our jobs efficiently. Thank you.

At their organizational meeting on November 23, 2010, the 12 trustees of the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (above) voted to re-elect John O'Brill (seated, third from left) once again as President of the Fund. The vote was the closest ever, with five trustees voting for Whitney Young High School teacher Jay Rehak (above, fifth from left) and six for O'Brill. Left to right (above, front row) Lois Ashford (teacher trustee), Maria Rodriguez (teacher trustee), John O'Brill (teacher trustee), Walter Pilditch (retired teacher trustee). Back row, left to right: Alberto Carrero (Board of Education trustee), Chris Kotis (principal trustee), Peggy Davis (Board of Education trustee), Jeff Blackwell (teacher trustee), Jay Rehak (teacher trustee), Jeanne Freed (teacher trustee) and James Ward (retired teacher trustee). Nor pictured was retired teacher trustee Mary Sharon Reilly. Substance photo by George N. Schmidt.



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