UNION NEWS... Lewis and the CTU 'Executive Team' now blaming the delegates and members for the weak contract they brought in shackling the members until 2019...

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and the other seven members of her newly created so-called "Executive Team" began the process at the union's December 7, 2016 House of Delegates meeting of blaming the union's . . .

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BOARDWATCH... December 7, 2016 Chicago Board of Education meeting approves revised budget, while hearing from dozens of charter school advocates... who took up half the 'public participation' speaking agenda of the meeting...

Although the main news story from the December 7, 2016 meeting of the Chicago Board of Education is that the Board approved its revised budget and the Chicago Teachers Union contract despite the refusal by . . .

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Chicago Teachers Union's new 'Leadership Team' destroys thousands of pages of union history in move from the Merchandise Mart to 1901 W. Carroll St...

The leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union ordered union staff to throw our or destroy thousands of documents pertaining to the union's history when the union moved in November 2016 from its former Merchandise Mart . . .

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Elected School Board for Chicago in jeopardy? Activists file federal and state lawsuits to end bottleneck against Chicago's elected school board while Chicago Teachers Union officers and lobbyists remain silent on challenge to Illinois discrimination against Chicago citizens and children...

While most public attention was focused elsewhere in Springfield, Chicago education activists filed two lawsuits on November 30, 2016 asking state and federal courts to order an elected school board for the City of Chicago. . . .

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One of the plaintiffs in the federal and state lawsuits to gain an elected school board for Chicago is Jitu Brown (above left), a longtime community activist and leader in Chicago. Despite Brown's years of alliance with the current Chicago Teachers Union leadership, the union failed to give public notice about the lawsuits for the elected school board during the first days of December 2016. This has led to speculation that the union's leaders have cut some kind of deal with Chicago's ruling class and failed to lobby strongly in Springfield for the bill that would have given Chicago the elected school board. DNA Info photo.

Principal who resigned from Clemente in disgrace to be given new charter school... 'During Kenebrew’s time at Clemente, the school’s enrollment dropped from over 2500 students in 2007, to 1800 students in 2010...'

On Monday, November 21, the Chicago Public Schools held a public meeting to discuss the possibility of opening a new charter school, “Kemet Leadership Academy”, on the south side. (Two possible locations were discussed: the . . .

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Chicago Teachers Union organizer Marty Ritter (left) stood with Leonard Kenebrew during the November 21, 2016 hearing on the proposed

How the Trump Election Is Negatively Impacting Students in CPS and Across the Country... Hatefilled threats, graffiti and fears are increasing across the USA and across Chicago's schools and communities...

Each day there are reports of harassment across the country of racial, gender, LGBQT, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and anti-anyone who does not share the Brietbart view of the world. Following is part of an article detailing . . .

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BOARDWATCH: Claypool, Emanuel continue termination of public meetings as Chicago Board of Education evades holding a November meeting!...

The Chicago Board of Education under "Chief Executive Officer" Forrest Claypool and President Frank Clark successfully continued their attack on public participation in public events by refusing to even hold a meeting of the Board . . .

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Where is Barbara Byrd Bennett? With Bennett's former Michigan ally Betsy DeVos looming to replace Arne Duncan (and John King) as America's secretary of educational privatization, the question continues as to when the former Chicago schools chief will finally enter prison...

By the first day of December 2016, it had been more than three years since Chicago first learned that former Detroit Michigan school chief (and Broad Foundation "leader") Barbara Byrd Bennett had become the city's . . .

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By the time of the May 2014 meeting of the Chicago Board of Education, Barbara Byrd Bennett was already plotting with the owners of the

DeVos record in Michigan shows she wants as much charter corruption as possible by keeping charters free of regulation and accountability...

As the day draws nearer when Donald Trump will be legally able to make Betsy DeVos U.S. Secretary of Education, more and more information becomes available about the corrupt history of DeVos's involvement in public . . .

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Retirees November meeting...

Everyone expected the November meeting of the Chicago Metro Retirees would be a celebration acknowledging members, who phone banked, went to Iowa and worked to get our candidates elected. Instead, it became a brainstorming session . . .

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Protests planned for December 7 Board of Education meeting, earlier hearings on the 'revised CPS budget...'

With more than a week to go before the "November-December" 2016 meeting of the Chicago Board of Education, protests are already being planned against the Board's continual destruction of the city's real public schools. One . . .

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Cuba and Robert Williams and the armed branch of the NAACP... 'I advocated violent self-defense because I don't really think you can have a defense against violent racists and against terrorists unless you are prepared to meet violence with violence...' Robert Williams, NAACP...

With some progressives today bemoaning the fact that the KKK, the Nazis, and others are back on the march behind the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, it's time to remember . . .

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Along with others, Robert F. Williams argued that African Americans (then called