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CPS gets an F- for all schools not being FULLY ACCESSIBLE

CPS leaders can often be heard preaching how the school environment must be equitable, diverse, and inclusive every other day. But, when it comes to assuring all CPS schools are FULLY ACCESSIBLE, CPS gets an F- as they seemingly do the bare minimum in adhering to ADA Accessibility guidelines.How can CPS schools be equitable, diverse,... Read more »

How Employees beat the CPS Residency Policy

Every year, the CPS OIG goes on a media tour after January 1st to tout their annual report of misdeeds and bad behavior throughout CPS. Yet, the CPS OIG only investigates 14-16 employees out of 140-160 complaints for violating the CPS Residency Policy every year. A whooping 10% of the complaints. The CPS OIG tells... Read more »

If the CTU really cares about CPS students, they would..

If the CTU was truly concerned about CPS students, they wouldn’t stop at just advocating for the 17,000 homeless students. The CTU would push for free CTA usage anytime a student is enrolled and going to school, make sure all students get free medical, dental, and vision care, and force CPS to make all schools... Read more »
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Overhaul in CPS Finance, Law, ODLSS (SPED), and Talent Needed ASAP

The 2019 Chicago mayoral candidates have been asked a wide variety of questions throughout the campaign trail, including their stances on an elected, appointed, or combination of the two as a CPS school board. However, one question which hasn’t been asked and that’s…Would you support revamping entire departments within CPS to bring the necessary changes... Read more »

No Pledge or Anthem = No Money for a CPS School

How long does it take to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance or stand quietly or sing as the National Anthem is played in a CPS ‘public’ school? Maybe, 10-20 seconds for the Pledge and 60-90 seconds for the Anthem. Both seem like short times, but, many CPS schools don’t require their students to... Read more »

Shalom to a Coach with Dignity

In the world of high school sports, what determines if a head football coach is successful and makes a difference in his player’s lives? Is it his ability to jump up and down and scream at his players to get them to knock the snot out of an opposing player? Is it the coach who... Read more »
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Chicago for Sale, Again?

Two separate pieces in the Tribune’s Editorial and Perspective pages on Monday could have been combined into one article to really give readers a better insight into Chicago politics. “The Chicago Way on trial” editorial  (http://trib.in/1ZPTPKR) and William’s Daley’s view on “Chicago needs more surveillance cameras” (http://trib.in/1KBUvg1) would have been a better read if the... Read more »

A Small Act of Kindness Speaks Volumes

An interesting thing happened after the Lane Tech and Taft high school football game on Friday night and I was so fortunate to witness it. And, I hope this story of an act of kindness and compassion will let people know of the good there is throughout CPS and not the negative CPS stories which... Read more »

Dibs Chicago: The Outdoor Garage

In Chicago, snow means a number of things. But to most it means longer traffic times and shoveling out your street parking spot. And, with the shoveling of your parking spot comes the unwritten rule of saving your spot: Dibs. Why should someone too lazy to brave the weather and do the shoveling profit from... Read more »
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Springtime in Chicago = Wackiness from Ald. Cardenas

It must be springtime in Chicago as Ald. George Cardenas is sounding off about another one of his wacky proposals. Now, Cardenas is proposing banning selling cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21. This is the same Cardenas who suggested a 15-30 cent tax on sugary drinks and charging Chicagoans a ‘$5 safety and... Read more »