All articles by Curtis Black

Real reasons behind the school closings... Closing schools, cutting resources... Programs of every sort facing destruction as CPS again changes the rationale for the massive closings

[Editor's Note: As usual, Curtis Black does a phenomenal job tying together a series of complex issues to present a clear and compelling argument: http://www.newstips.org/2013/05/closing-schools-cutting-resources/... We are reprinting his "Newstips" article published on May 13, . . .

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'Hotter heads prevailed'... Even Barbara Byrd Bennett knows that closing 54 schools is not do-able -- and CRAZY... But maybe Rahm's agenda is really to plunge what's left of public education in Chicago into complete chaos?

[Editor's Note: The following article came out on Saturday April 13 and is being reprinted here with respect. It is the first of three major stories analyzing the current fight over Chicago school closings. One . . .

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Lies about 'savings' from Chicago school closings in Chicago detailed by careful, accurate reporting

[Editor's Note: The following article was originally distributed as "Reality Check: Closing Schools, Saving Money?" By Curtis Black on April 16, 2013 via Newstips. It is now being circulated nationally by Portside, a left wing . . .

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Fuzzy math: the CPS budget 'crisis' and that 'billion dollar deficit'... 'Perhaps it’s time to have an honest budget discussion, before any schools are closed,' (Karen Lewis)

[Substance editor's note: The following story was published at the News Tip Hotline on February 7, 2013, and is published here with permission. After more than five years of intense budget analysis, researchers at the . . .

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Sun-Times and others push school closings... School closings are not the only solution

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article was published on Thursday, September 20, 2012, following the suspension of picketing in the Chicago Teachers Strike of 2012. Further information is available from Chicago's Community Media Workshop. As the . . .

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DFER ads featuring Rahm may have cost $1 million as Rahm continues Hollywood scripting to try and save his reputation as a tough guy... Subliminal message? RAHM LOST!

[Editors' Note: The following was posted at Newstips on 25 Sep 2012 04:49 PM PDT and is republished here with permission].







Mayor Emanuel “knows he lost” in the . . .

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