Posts tagged "reform"

May Day rally marchers voice concern for those left out of proposed immigration reform bill

May Day rally marchers voice concern for those left out of proposed immigration reform bill
It was the first truly warm day of spring, reaching a longed-for temperature above 80 degrees. Old men pushed their ice cream carts, the bells on them ringing as they moved. The sun filtered through the cracks between downtown’s skyscrapers and onto hundreds of marchers at this year’s May Day parade on Wednesday. The parade... Read more »

Race, poverty and politics: countdown to teacher strike date; school bus shot on South side; Obama invisible on race and poverty

Race, poverty and politics: countdown to teacher strike date; school bus shot on South side; Obama invisible on race and poverty
As the countdown to the possible teacher’s strike looms closer, the Chicago Teachers Union chief says  negotiations have “taken a turn for the better.” The CTU and Chicago Public Schools would need to come to an agreement on several contentious issues, including school closings, tenure allowances and air conditioner in Track E schools to avoid... Read more »