All articles by George N Schmidt

November 5, 2014: Chicago Teachers Union to face most explosive House of Delegates meeting since the months before the Chicago Teachers Strike of 2012

Having already surrendered a good deal of its political credibility by the work that was done at the annual LEAD dinner on October 31, 2014, the leadership of the Chicago Teachers Union is facing a . . .

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Something to remind and inspire us for the battles ahead... 'Chicago Teacher' by Rebel Diaz, a video that was created during the Chicago Teachers Strike of 2012, and in honor of our struggle

As my family and I prepare to go to the next stage of our 2014 vacation, we will be off the grid until August 13. That means there will be few new postings here at . . .

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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday History Review... 'Support our night-time vigil to protest policies that starve neighborhood schools and reward politicians’ friends...' CTU to do a January 21 sleepover at the Board to protest charter explosion, ongoing attacks on Chicago's real public schools

The Chicago Teachers Union is marking a major anniversary and the ending of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with a series of events overnight on the night before the January 22, 2014 meeting . . .

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RAHM'S PSEUO-NEWS: Sun-Times and Whole Foods help mayor cover up failure on 'food desert' promise

A "news"paper in 2013 doesn't need reporters or news photographers -- or for sure copy editors -- when it can get its "news" stories straight at taxpayers' expense from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Just check . . .

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Why are Williams and Dodge being done over and done in again? That 'Failed Status Quo' Chicago is fixing in 2013... Was brought to Chicago by Arne Duncan between 2002 and 2008 -- and he got to be U.S. Secretary of Education to take it nationwide!

Just about every day, one of the clones of the Talking Point Factory operated by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reprises the stuff about how all these closings this year (2013) are in order to end . . .

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Chicago Teachers Union responds to media reports that CPS will put 50 schools on the 2013 Hit List

Within a few hours of the release of a statement from the Chicago Sun-Times, based on "insider" sources, that Chicago Public Schools will release a "Hit List" of around 50 of the city's real public . . .

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Raise Your Hand challenges CPS 'underutilization' and 'overcrowding' numbers

On Monday, December 3, 2012, Raise Your Hand released its second "Apples to Apples" data report questioning how CPS calculates space utilization. Parent Jeanne Marie Olson discovered that CPS uses a formula that allows for . . .

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CTU press release gives some inkling of the content of the deal so far

A press release issued by the Chicago Teachers Union gives an outline of the proposals that will come before the union's House of Delegates at its 3:00 p.m. meeting on September 16, 2012. The press . . .

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