Monday Morning Roundup (May 21)

City teachers re-elect union chief Tribune
Stewart's sweeping victory was
evidence of discontent among the rank-and-file of the contract Lynch
negotiated four years ago, union spokeswoman Rosemaria Genova said.

Teachers union chief trounces rival Sun Times
Stewart has attacked Lynch repeatedly for elements of that contract,
particularly higher health care costs and a provision that lets
principals easily dismiss probationary teachers.

A 'Burnham Plan' for schools Tribune (editorial page)
Illinois House's rejection of a gross receipts tax allows the
legislature's discussion on state spending priorities to start anew. We
hope that discussion focuses on this state's most pressing need: a mix
of new education initiatives and aggressive reforms, not just to spend
more but to improve student performance.

Teens restore minds as they restore schools Tribune
Three years ago, Davis persuaded Michael Scott, then
Chicago Public Schools Board president, to allow him to bring
Amer-I-Can into the schools.

Thousands mourn teen killed on bus Tribune
Blair Holt was killed saving a young life on a city bus last week. But the
16-year-old's heroic example could save many more lives, eulogists told more
than 2,000 mourners who gathered Friday to honor him.

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