All articles by Ed Hershey

BOOK REVIEW: Latest book on Chicago Teachers Union by two University of Illinois at Chicago professors contains noteworthy factual errors...

I received Bruno and Ashby’s book "The Fight for the Soul of Public Education" as part of a staff “Secret Santa” event at the school where I teach. A little of my background is probably . . .

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Forrest Claypool gives press conference for lawsuit at Lindblom High, met with student sit-in and challenging questions about CPS finances...

Chicago Public Schools "Chief Executive Officer" Forrest Claypool, Janice Jackson (the "Chief Education Officer") and Frank Clark (Board of Education President) gave a press conference on Monday, February 13, 2017 to announce the Board of . . .

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Lindblom students walked out in protest against Trump inauguration...

Several dozen students walked out at Lindblom High School on Trump’s Inauguration. The walk-out was documented by the school’s Writing Center, which also puts on weekly video announcements. Nathan Petithomme, a member of the Writing . . .

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UNO charter school teachers vote to strike October 19 if they don't get a fair contract... First charter school strike in history...

Around 200 UNO teachers and allies rallied at the corner of 47th and Kildare Thursday evening, outside Veterans Campus, after 96% of UNO teachers voted to strike in a vote carried out Wednesday and Thursday. . . .

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Springfield protests demand Rauner stop starving social services... '...a state of exigency will start March 1 at Chicago State University if state funds are not secured...'

A contingent of 150 traveled from Chicago State University to Springfield yesterday to protest the Illinois politicians and their failure to pass a budget. The rally was organized in part by the schools Student Government . . .

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Lindblom students, teachers march against Bank of America's 'toxic swaps' costing CPS millions...

Nine students and eight teachers marched from Lindblom High School to Bank of Americas branch at 69th and Ashland. They were joined by a CTU organizer and a reporter intern from Catalyst Magazine. The student-created . . .

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Southwest side students, teachers and community leaders get creative for Halloween in protest against alderman's support for charter school expansion...

The Kelly Highs marching band, 115 members strong, led a massive march on Alderman Burkes office Monday afternoon, October 26, 2015, just after school let out. The march, which had at least 600 people in . . .

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Southwest Side Parents, Students and Community Members Fight Against Noble Charter Schools Expansion Proposal... Noble Cancels Its Board Meeting for Rosh Hashonah...

The CORE convention took place Friday and Saturday (September 25 and 26, 2015) at Columbia Explorers Academy at 46th and Kedzie - only half a mile from the Noble Street charter schools' proposed site for . . .

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Rahm gives student workers the shaft... Mayor's minimum wage increase no princely sum, but mayor's Board of Education to give student workers the $8.25-an-hour summer shaft ... Rahm claims the law will help 'lift workers out of poverty...' while ignoring thousands...

Rahm Emanuel touted a higher minimum wage -- $10 an hour this July in his mayoral campaign. He claims the law will 'help lift workers out of poverty.' $10 an hour is no princely . . .

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CTU House of Delegates passed mild resolution in support... Teachers across Washington doing one-day strikes... Dozens of Washington school districts stage one-day strikes for lower class size, better pay...

In the past month, teachers in almost fifty school districts in Washington have staged one day walkouts, with accompanying demonstrations in their cities and towns, as well a mass demonstration in their capital, Olympia. As . . .

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BOARDWATCH: Ed Hershey

[Editor's Note: Substance's BOARDWATCH is publishing the remarks prepared and delivered by the speakers at the monthly meeting of the Chicago Board of Education. The meeting of November 19, 2014, held in the wonderful auditorium . . .

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