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Chicago Teachers Union Black Caucus holds meeting on police issues the night before the April Board of Education meeting...

A very informative meeting of the Chicago Teachers Union Black Caucus was held Tuesday, April 26, at 4:45pm at the United Electrical Workers union hall at 37 S Ashland. There were about 20 people present . . .

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Mike Elliott made a presentation to the Chicago Teachers Union Black Caucus on April 26, 2016. Substance photo by Jean Schwab.

RAHMWATCH: The latest from Dunbar 'Career Academy' High School!... After decades of sabotaging and privatizing vocational eduction -- now called 'CTE' -- Chicago's mayor lies in claiming he is inventing construction trades voc ed at the South Side school that once pioneered it!...

With the usual collaboration of U.S.Representative Bobby Rush and the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel engaged in one of the larger historical falsifications of his career, announcing on April 25, 2016, that the mayor . . .

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The current Dunbar High School at 3000 S. King Drive in Chicago is called a

Labor Beat video highlights April 1 one-day strike...

A new video by Labor Beat -- "April 1 Chicago One Day Strike Rally' -- is now available on You Tube: On YouTube at: https://youtu.be/ThTKOcR652E. The video Highlights excerpts from speeches at the April 1, . . .

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BOARDWATCH: Board of Eduction hypocrisy on display in all its glory at the April 27, 2016 Board meeting... Charter expansion and privatization expansion continue in the face of all the facts proving both are educationally bankrupt...

Any reporter who has covered the Chicago Board of Education's monthly meetings for even a few months cannot avoid but noticing the few recurrent themes. The themes are routine, no matter who is Chicago's mayor . . .

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Chicago Teachers Union Recording Secretary Michael Brunson kept his sense of humor while speaking at the April 27, 2016 meeting of the Chicago Board of Education. When Board President Frank Clark suggested that Brunson and the union

Chicago Teachers Union and allies testify on need for Chicago's public schools for more revenue... And progressive revenue solutions...

While the members of the Chicago Board of Education and CPS administrators were preparing for and holding their April 2016 Board meeting, the majority of people of Chicago were represented a few blocks away, testifying, . . .

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Press conference hosted by numerous community groups. Substance photo by David Vance.

Massive turn outs in protest against CPS removal of Troy LaRaviere, both inside and outside Blaine Elementary School, on April 25... CPS CEO Forrest Claypool ducks the hearing, and Mayor Emanuel denies he had anything to do with the attack on Chicago's most outspoken principal...

More than 500 people filled the auditorium at Chicago's Blaine Elementary School on the evening of April 25, 2016 to protest against the removal of the school's principal, Troy LaRaviere, by the administration of Chicago . . .

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The auditorium of Chicago's Blaine Elementary School was filled to capacity, both on its main floor and in the balcony, with parents, students, and others who assembled to protest the removal of the school's principal, Troy LaRaviere. Photo by Labor Beat.

CPS almost sabotages Juarez water polo team, moving 'home' game to Mather High School at the last minute... CPS administration continues to fail to repair the swimming pool at Juarez High School...

In a shocking display of what many considered "coordinated privilege", the Juarez High School pool and water polo team, is apparently being sabotaged during the most important part of the sports season. As the season . . .

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Final score showed that Juarez's water polo team defeaed Mather HS on April 25, 2016. Substance photo by Emi Yamamoto.

Chicago 'principal in exile' Troy LaRaviere has scheduled election campaign meetings on April 25 and 26 despite attempts by Chicago Public Schools officials to gag him and silence his criticisms of Chicago's Mayor and Emanuel's appointed public schools leaders...

Reminding the members of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association (CPAA) of the potential power of the "united voice of Chicago principals and administrators," Blaine Elementary School Principal Troy LaRaviere told his main group of . . .

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Troy LaRaviere still eligible to run for president of Chicago Principals and Administrators Association (CPAA) despite attacks... 'We need to stay focused on the corrupt fiscal management and incompetent education policy of our district and our city' LaRaviere told supporters...

Blaine Elementary School principal Troy LaRavier is still eligible to be elected President of the influential (and potenially powerful) Chicago Principals and Administrators Association (CPAA) despite efforts by the current administration of Chicago Public Schools . . .

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RAHMWATCH: Chicago's Mayor praises 'top Chicago high schools' -- without mentioning their names or daring to go near them because their students and teachers have been leading the anti-Rahm protests!...

In one of the oddest moments in Chicago's corporate mayor's history, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued a press release on April 21, 2016, praising Chicago's seven "top" high schools (according to the latest U.S. News . . .

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The complete City Hall press release in which Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Claypool ducks accountability as the CPS 'Chief Executive Officer' has subordinate order that Troy LaRaviere be removed as principal of Blaine Elementary School... CPS official Liz Kirby broke the news in a message to staff... Special meeting Monday evening at Blaine...

The current executive administration of Chicago's public schools has abruptly removed the city's most outspoken principal from his LSC approved position -- and tried to do it during the week that school is not in . . .

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Troy LaRaviere in front of Blaine Elementary School.

Karen Lewis delivers lengthy City Club speech outlining the issues facing Chicago Public Schools...

In a lengthy speech before Chicago's City Club, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis responded point by point to the recent attempts by Chicago public schools officials to claim that the union is in the . . .

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis at the City Club of Chicago on April 20, 2016. Photo by Progress Illinois.