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Chicago Teachers Union's 'Read In' counters Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's slander against Chicago teachers being 'illiterate'....

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner certainly couldn't have expected that one of his private sharings with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel about how Chicago principals were poor managers and Chicago teachers were "illiterate" would become pubic -- . . .

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One group of Chicago teachers doing their

Bernie Sanders's convention speech endorsing Hillary Clinton... 'Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her here tonight...'

[Editor's Note: The following is the exact text of the speech delivered to the Democratic National Convention on July 25, 2016 by Senator Bernie Sanders. We are publishing it in full here at Substance for . . .

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Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton during the debates.

Reasons for not voting for Hillary! Hillary Clinton, Empire, and 100 years of imperialist decay...

The last 100 years of global capitalism can be useful for our historical frame of reference. Next year will be the centenary of the publication of Lenin's Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism. Its thesis . . .

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The majority of the nearly 3,000 delegates to the 2016 convention of the American Federation of Teachers voted on July 20, 2016 to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. Ms. Clinton spoke to the convention on July 18, 2016.

Lead total in CPS schools is now up to 99 schools, and high schools haven't even been tested...

[Editor's Note: We are reprinting the following article published on July 25, 2016 by DNA Info Chicago. Some officials at the Chicago Teachers Union are discouraging others from researching these topics. George N. Schmidt, Editor, . . .

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AFT 2016... Why I will vote for Hillary Clinton in November... Before we go on, let's make sure everyone knows where Sharon and I stand... and how history will not repeat itself in 2016 running a partial script from 1968...

As I write this, two days after Sharon Schmidt and I returned home to Chicago following the 2016 American Federation of Teachers (AFT) convention in Minneapolis, we have all experienced the witlessness of the Republican . . .

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Hillary Clinton speaking to the 2016 convention of the American Federation of Teachers, while AFT president Randi Weingarten looks on. Substance photo by Sharon Schmidt.

Charter schools national conference in Nashville declares 'war' on the nation's real public schools...

[Editor's Note: When we read the article below two weeks ago, it was clear that we would want to publish it at Substance. Despite the claims by some charter school pushers that charter schools are . . .

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TRUMPWACHT... Donald Trump's Nazi roots are exposed by historical research into Trump's own 'family values'. First question: What was Donald doing during the Vietnam War now that he's praising 'veterans' in every speech but somehow avoided the military service at the height of the Vietnam War?...

The elimination of the facts of history from many children's studies is now exploding, as the Republican candidate for President of the United States, Donald Trump (original family name, Drumpf) calls on his followers to . . .

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During the years prior to the Japanese attack on the United States (Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941), American Nazis were organizing, especially in areas where a large number of Germans and German Americans were present. Many of those were angry at the mistreatment of Germans in the USA during World War I and shared the anger of Germans over the Versailles Treaty, but from a different perspective. Above, an American Nazi rally in New York's Madison Square Garden.

Protests for Chicago school funding continue as majority of City Council moves to put TIF money into the schools...

Many of the leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union may have been in Minneapolis for the 100th anniversary convention of the American Federation of Teachers between July 17 and July 22, 2016, but the members . . .

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Rallying outside of Chicago City Hall on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, members of the Chicago Teachers Union and allies shouted such slogans as " width=200>

LABOR BEAT VIDEO: 'Toxic swaps' fight continues. New Labor Beat video shows testimony to the state legislature and a petition to the federal SEC...

The fight for public schools revenue in Illinois has moved to some out-of-the-way political settings. First (on 4/17/16) funding activists testified at the Illinois House Revenue and Finance Committee hearings on Wall Street banks toxic . . .

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Speakers line up to testify before the Illinois House of Representatives. Labor Beat photo by David Vance.

MEDIA WATCH: Now that the PARCC is being replaced by the SAT and the ACT (and EPAS) by the SAT, how many reporters are reporting how many sure-fire testing programs have been utilized by CPS since corporate reform began with Paul Vallas nearly 30 years ago?

It's actually an old story -- unless Chicago's corporate press is afflicted with amnesia. Which is apparently is, even though the Tribune reporter covering this particular story knows better of the history. But, here we . . .

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Paul G. Vallas assured everyone that Chicago's high-stakes testing and so-called

NEA for capitalism, the empire, and Hillary...

The scene opens offstage on July 3, 2016. Lily Eskelsen Garcia sings the national anthem at the “Nationals” baseball game as Air Force Jets roar overhead. Lily, as she likes to be called, is a . . .

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Chicago or Massachusetts? Or 'other'?? Where is 'ground zero' of corporate ed reform?...

Where and how did corporate "education reform" really being, and how has it expanded during the past quarter century or so? As voters in Massachusetts prepare for a referendum on what amounts to school privatization, . . .

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The three most powerful political enemies of America's public schools came together, all smiles, when President Barack Obama announced that Chicago's Arne Duncan was leaving after seven years as the Secretary of Education. Duncan was being replaced by John King (center) who had begun his anti public schools career in Massachusetts and then was elevated to the head of New York's public schools before Obama appointed him to succeed Duncan. Slate photo.