AM News: Budget Cuts Not Reality (Yet)

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CPS budget calls for big boost in class size
Tribune:  The specter of packed classrooms has fueled widespread anxiety among
parents and teachers — but the worry may be premature… Daley cool to idea of National Guard troops on Chicago
Clout Street:  Mayor
Richard Daley today reacted coolly to the idea that the National Guard
be called out to help slow the…Talking With CPS Culture Of Calm Czar
WBEZ:  John Gray heads Chicago Public Schools’ “culture of
calm” initiative. He talks about how their efforts could slow the
“school to prison pipeline.”… A brash proposal
Tribune:  State Reps. John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford have called
for the governor to send in the Illinois National Guard to help quell
violence in Chicago…Teen’s cool trek one for record books Sun Times:  Enduring some of the planet’s harshest weather, a
15-year-old New Trier
High School student has become the youngest person to ski the 60-mile
“Last Degree” journey to the North Pole.

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  • wgn tv coverage of the maybe class size increases,0,4186536.story

  • here's a post from someone in hyde park about zombie employees on the board -- from 2002

    any zombies out there now? more than a few, i'm sure.

  • hi, george -- or is it kugler? feel free to post any links to news from outside chicago that you think is relevant. if and when it seems likely (possible) that a strike might happen here, i'll do a post on it. until then... all yours.

  • Wish I could go, but I already took the morning off for last Wednesday's rally. Wish my boss were out of town or something ...

  • huberman et al head to springfield -- video from fox

  • Guess Ron's non-raise salary increase came in handy for this deal:
    (from the Trib)

    "Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Ron Huberman and his partner have paid $898,000 for a five-bedroom house on the North Side.

    The 11-room, Victorian-style house, built in 2008, had been listed for $947,500. Features in the three-story house include 3 1/2 baths, three fireplaces, a finished basement, two wet bars, 8-foot solid cherry doors, crown moldings, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors and a chef's eat-in kitchen with Viking and stainless steel appliances, a large island and cherry cabinets.

    Huberman, a former Chicago police officer, closed on the deal April 1. That same day, he also closed on the sale of his longtime nine-room vintage condo in Uptown for $405,000. The three-bedroom unit had been listed for $425,000. Huberman, 38, bought the condo in 2001 for $341,000."

  • In reply to QuietObserver:

    uptown blog commentary on huberman's departure: he gone.

  • In reply to QuietObserver:

    quinn angling for more education money (and more votes)

  • chicago journal covers budget rally at smyth

  • cps obviously wants to scare everyone with their doomsday budgets, but perhaps they've scared everyone a little too much?

    this sun times story notes that parents and teachers are freaking out over 35-student classroom projections, which may violate fire codes,CST-NWS-skul29.article

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