Category: Education

The smug indifference of teachers unions is breaking a generation of kids

Lawrence Jones provides more reasons for why parents and students, if not everyone else, should be angry, actually furious, about the evil that has visited our children because of the overwrought COVID-19 lockdown. If you think you are wise and well-informed by supporting the teachers unions’ obstinate and self-serving campaign for their members to stay... Read more »

Progressive educational policies threaten Chicago public schools

Eli Steele’s video on how progressive educational policies are threatening the education of Chicago Public School students. Watch the latest video at

Have the Chicago media gone soft?

I wasn’t aware that the Chicago media were allowing Mayor Lori Lightfoot to skate through her press conferences in the mode of President Joe Biden’s campaign. Only one reporter, I am told, is allowed to attend in person to her press conferences. It’s a “pool” reporter who relays questions from remote reporters. I can’t say... Read more »

Do Biden or Pritzker give a flying fig about the children?

No. If they did, they would use their authority and bully pulpit to get the Chicago teachers back in the classroom. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has the power to order Illinoisans to “shelter” in their h0mes, to ruin businesses and to padlock the schools. He’s a Democrat, the same party as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, yet... Read more »

Are begging or empty threats enough to get Chicago teachers to return to school?

We shall see. In the meantime, the Chicago Teachers Union continues abusing children Mayor Lori Lightfoot in a sometimes emotional press conference Thursday morning said the ball is in the court of the Chicago Teachers Union if an agreement is to be reached got re-open the city’s schools. I think the ball is in her... Read more »

Cook County judge ignores COVID-19 science; allows Cicero teachers to stay home

Could it be a sign of things to come if Chicago Public Schools seek a court order for CTU teachers to return to the classroom? Cook Court Circuit Court Judge Raymond Mitchell sets a new anti-science standard by ruling that Cicero teachers can refuse to go to work in the classroom. In a suit brought by... Read more »

CTU prez Sharkey will "manage" Mayor Lightfoot

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that the Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey figures that the union should or can “manage” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. But that’s how Sharkey thinks  the union can handle the mayor, as if she were his employe, underling or subordinate. The balls on that guy. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Sharkey made this... Read more »

Mayor Lightfoot, drop the hammer on the Chicago Teachers Union

CTU isn’t just keeping kids out of school; it’s spreading misinformation about the dangers of classroom learning Monday will tell the tale of whether Chicago public school teachers care as much about their students as the leaders of the CTU claim. That’s when the Chicago Public Schools has ordered 15,000 teachers to return to their classrooms... Read more »

Joyful third grader at last freed from public school prison

Are public schools trying to stop students from transferring to private schools? Perhaps so. I’m not using people’s or school district’s real names because there would be retaliation. But I know this story is true. Mia is a lively and sociable third grader. At least she was until her public school kicked her and her... Read more »

Not content with shafting the kids, CTU demands more power to do more damage

House Bill 2275, on Pritzker’s desk, would free the union to bargain over items it has no business having a hand in Under current Illinois law, the Chicago Public Schools is not required to bargain with Chicago Teachers Union over such management prerogatives as class size, length of the school day and year, class schedules, academic calendar, places of... Read more »
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