All articles by Joe Linehan

Speakers note chairman Frank Clark has conflict of interest because of his charter school support... Marquette Park 'Commisson' hearing on December 7, 2012 shows widespread opposition to CPS 'Commission' and school closing plans

Despite a lack of notification and an inconvenient time on Friday night (December 7, 2012), over 100 teachers, parents, students, and community members crowded into the Marquette Park Field House for the second public meeting . . .

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STRIKEWATCH SCHOOL-BY-SCHOOL: Eberhart on Day One of the Chicago Teachers Strike of 2012

The first day of the Chicago Teachers Union strike was a rousing success at Eberhart Elementary School on the Southwest Side. Parents, teachers, and students united to surround the giant grammar school that normally serves . . .

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CPS's $175,000 per year 'Chief Instruction Officer' Jennifer Cheatham flunks basic math on 'exceeds'... Forum in Beverly on Longer School Day corrects CPS 'Instruction' chief on the facts

On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, the Raise Your Hand Coalition held a forum on the longer school day at the Beverly Public Library. A standing room only crowd came to the library looking for answers . . .

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More on AUSL... All you need to become a superteacher is a 2.5 GPA and some AUSL 'training'?

Despite a shoddy record of past success, next year CPS plans to turn six schools over to the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) under new turnaround plans. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been praising . . .

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Our children are not parking meters

[Editor's note: The following remarks were delivered to the February 24, 2010 meeting of the Chicago Board of Education by Joe Linehan, a teacher, in response to the CPS school closings. Additional reports on the . . .

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Guggenheim Class of 2004 speaks out....University of Pennsylvania student thanks Guggenheim for her success

[Editor's Note: Substance reporter Joe Linehan originally learned of Kara Crutcher's interest in speaking up for Guggenheim from the blog "District 299.com"... "Un this case, the original letter that set off your reporting came from . . .

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