All articles by Dr. John Kugler

CDC Releases New Guidance for Schools (July 9th 2021)


Updated July 9, 2021 @ CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-guidance.html?fbclid=IwAR3i_VzMZPWTBplhgAGyZiSLztdMEKGZ5GuEBlik3FuvG8d8GDjyPAoMBm8


Key Takeaways
- Students benefit from in-person learning, and safely returning to in-person instruction in the fall 2021 is a priority.
- Vaccination is . . .

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[ Public Corruption - Full Text of Indictment ] Former Chicago Public Schools Principal Charged in Scheme To Fraudulently Obtain Overtime Pay

Former Chicago Public Schools Principal Charged in Scheme To Fraudulently Obtain Overtime Pay

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Illinois
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
www.justice.gov

CHICAGO — . . .

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[ History of Substance News #1 ] A Chicago Teacher's Action Inspires Antitest Crusaders

… at Substance News we will forever honor George Schmidt's memory and his fight against tyranny and oppression from any political group or government or company or union ...

Leo Gorenstein editor and . . .

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🙏 Dr. Joseph N. Rathnau - Mentor to hundreds of CPS Shop teachers

🙏 Dr. Joseph N. Rathnau - Mentor to hundreds of CPS Shop teachers .. Doc your legacy lives on 🙏

He was my Chicago State University graduate advisor and professor. He recommended that . . .

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[ Union History 2008 ] Practical solidarity in action ... What does 'Union' mean?

[ Union History 2008 ] Practical solidarity in action ... What does 'Union' mean?

John Kugler - June 10, 2008
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Unionism is a new word in my vocabulary and in . . .

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[ Union History 2008 ] How union solidarity saved one teacher's job

“March 11, 2008. Dear Mr. Bennett: Based on the results of the investigatory conference held on February 13, 2008, I have determined that sufficient basis exists to terminate your services as a probationary appointed teacher . . .

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🙏 Linda Murray Rest in Power - AP Hyde Park Academy High School (6/5/21)

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Linda Gray Murray Virtual Services Friday, June 25th – 5:00 PM CDT

Linda Gray Murray
SUNRISE: APRIL 23, 1949 - SUNSET: JUNE 05, 2021

The Murray and Gray family wish to extend our deepest appreciation for the condolences, love, support and endless expressions of sympathy during . . .

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[ Closed School Sold for $1 ] Public Building Commission of Chicago sale of property at 9207 S Phillips Ave to Chicago Youth Centers for use as early childhood, after school, summer and community center

This is how gentrification works.



Buckingham ES public school closed May 23, 2013, with 100% special education students, 97% Black students, and 97% low-income students. The Chicago Public Schools closed the neighborhood special education . . .

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[ Unions a Fundamental Right ] Illinois General Assembly adopted in both houses 5/26/21 a resolution for a state constitutional amendment

Illinois General Assembly adopted in both houses 5/26/21 a resolution for a state constitutional amendment, the consequences of which are hard to overstate. It would vastly expand union power, permanently, particularly public-sector unions. Since the . . .

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Rosa Parks Arrested on Dec. 1, 1955 Ignited the Civil Rights Movement

We should never forget our hero's and we should always remember those that forget our hero's. Előre Dr. Kugler
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65 years ago, Rosa Parks' arrest ignited the civil rights movement and led . . .

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[Breaking] William McKinley Statue Targeted on the southside of Chicago




.... looks like they went after William F. McKinley statue in McKinley Park to tear it down saw this on my morning bike ride through the park ... (Update) Someone just sent . . .

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[9 Years Ago] Occupy Chicago

[Free Press] Almost 10 years ago and that was some wild times covering the Occupy Protests we had to be careful not to get arrested by the police or attacked by the occupiers. It's when . . .

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George loved going to White Sox games

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Juneteenth -- Freedom Day

We are teachers who should be teaching everyday through our actions and our knowledge ... George Schmidt always reminded us of the importance of history in juxtaposition with modernity and progressive thought. Substance News will . . .

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Chicago Amazon workers stage a wildcat strike on Chicago’s southside

Amazon workers learned that two employees tested positive for COVID-19 yet Amazon refuses to shut down the warehouse and do a deep cleaning. Amazon Distribution Workers at 28th and Western on Chicago’s Southside staged a . . .

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‘DON'T WANT TO DIE FOR FRIES, McDonald’s workers walk out

In another wildcat strike against working conditions during the COVID-19 Pandemic his time McDonald's workers in California are sounding the alarm after one of their co-workers tested positive for the virus. The same story is . . .

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Chicago Transit Authority workers COVID-19 infected

Many of the front line workers in our country are not getting tested, don't have the proper PPE or have their equipment cleaned after their shift ends endangering their lives and families. In Detroit Jason . . .

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The Plan Is to Save Capital and Let the People Die

In the hysteria regarding the COVID-19 infections, we're not hearing of a plan of how to make sure we protect the workers of our country from the economic and health consequences of the global pandemic. . . .

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Job training needed in Chicago — interview with Ald. Sue Sadlowski Garza (10), Chicago City Council

The following is a discussion with 10th Ward Alderwoman Sue Garza we had in February 2019 at the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters. Jobs for students and other youth, as well as all adults in need . . .

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What veterans need — Interview with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth

Substance interviewed U.S.Senator Tammy Duckworth from Illinois during the Association for Career and Technical Education National Policy Seminar in Washington DC on March 27, 2019.

Substance: Thank you for meeting with us Senator Duckworth. . . .

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Crony principal of Calmeca elementary school removed

Principal Nancy Paulette of Calmeca Academy in Brighton Park in the neighborhood on the southside of Chicago was removed before Spring Break. She messed with staff, students and parents and is hopefully out permanently this . . .

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Substance interview with Therese Boyle, Members First caucus candidate for Chicago Teachers Union president

Substance posed questions to the candidates running for CTU president, challenger Therese Boyle from Members First and incumbant Jesse Sharkey of the CORE caucus. Boyle's responses follow; Sharkey has not yet replied.

What is . . .

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Chicago Teachers Union failed to pay staff pension payments in 2018 and 2017

In an accidental investigation of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) finances, Substance News has uncovered through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that pension payments to the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF) for CTU staff . . .

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Unionized field reps at Chicago Teachers Union win labor relations decision over CTU

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled against the Chicago Teachers Union on December 12, 2018, for violating the rights of union staff working at the CTU offices. Field Representatives who enforce the contract for . . .

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