Posts in category "Chicago Teachers Union"

Avoiding Responsibility: The Schools They Don’t Want

Avoiding Responsibility: The Schools They Don’t Want
By RA Monaco The Mayor’s decisions are about figuring out how they can cut-off parts of the school system that they just don’t want to have responsibility for anymore.  Commanding By Fear and Demanding Compliance Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s loss of support in Chicago’s minority communities foreshadows his reelection.  Despite the CNN stage-crafted “Rahmbo” image, the... Read more »

The New Machine: Charter Schools

The New Machine: Charter Schools
By RA Monaco Charter school operators aren’t the only one’s not being held accountable—a major complaint of the Chicago Teachers Union—it’s the machine politicians angling for electoral support and continued political power.  The War on Independents Wages On Battle lines were once again drawn between Chicago’s machine democrats and independent democrats when Ald. Toni Foulkes... Read more »

Neoliberalism: Chicago's Disposable Youth

Neoliberalism: Chicago's Disposable Youth
      Imagine giving voice to those teachers, parents, principals, aldermen, state lawmakers and the larger public interest in their reports on school closures.  The audacity of well-respected former judges going beyond the narrow determination of whether CPS has complied with state law. Now, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and CPS Officials have... Read more »
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