AM News: Teachers Union Can't Agree On Endorsement

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Testing young kids Tribune:  To test into some of Chicago's top schools, incoming kindergartners must be able to do more than just count to 10 or rattle off the alphabet... South Shore High School students flag down CTA bus at 75th Street ABC7:  Police said there may have been a number of witnesses because South Shore High School, 7529 S. Constance, had just let out. Also they will look at cameras in the area... Alderman's neighbor challenging her in the 37th Ward Austin Talks:  The 31-year-old was the only candidate who took the allotted one minute to explain that when the taxes of a property owner living in a TIF district go up from one year to the next, that extra money gets placed into a TIF, meaning local public schools lose out on those funds... CTU doesn't endorse a mayoral candidate Tribune:"  After deliberating for more than two hours tonight, the Chicago Teachers Union could not agree on an mayoral candidate and opted not to endorse one... High School Bans 'Sexually Explicit' Dancing Huffington Post:  Administrators at a suburban Chicago high school were apparently not thrilled about the dance moves of their student body--and have banned "back-to-front dancing" from future school functions.

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  • I agree. I am actually embarrassed when non-educator friends ask me who the union is supporting.

  • Always reactive. The union will never be strong until we can get out ahead of issues. By not supporting a candidate we are as bad as the "party of NO".

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