Rahm Emanuel’s Non-Apology Apology for Being a School Privatization Cheerleader – Education Article

    Rahm Emanuel’s recent op-ed in The Atlantic may be one of the dumbest things I have ever read.   The title “I Used to Preach the Gospel of Education Reform. Then I Became the Mayor” seems to imply Emanuel has finally seen the light.   The outgoing Chicago Mayor USED TO subscribe to the radical right view that public schools should be privatized, student success should be defined almost entirely by standardized testing, teachers should be stripped of…

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Cory Booker and Rahm Emanuel: Two Tigers Trying to Change Their History – Education Article

By chance, two articles came to my attention today about two leading figures in the Reform movement who don’t want to be seen as Reformers any more. Have they really changed? Frankly, I am waiting for each of them to call a press conference and declare their support for public schools and renounce their past error in supporting charters (and in Booker’s case) vouchers. Even then, I would be dubious because both of them have motives that are politically expedient.…

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Chicago: CTU on Meaning of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Today – Education Article

STATEMENT:For Immediate Release| ctulocal1.orgCONTACT: Chris Geovanis, 312-329-6250, 312-446-4939 (m), ChrisGeovanis@ctulocal1.orgCTU calls on Mayor, CPS to honor MLK by ending educational apartheid 50 years after Dr. King died defending human rights for Black workers and youth, CPS still perpetuates separate and unequal public schools for Black and Brown students, charges CTU. CHICAGO, January 21, 2019—CTU President Jesse Sharkey released the following statement today marking MLK Day – and the ongoing movement to make Dr. King’s life’s mission of peace with justice…

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Charter School Lobby Silent as Charter Teachers Continue Strike – Education Article

  Charter school teachers in Chicago are in their fourth day of a strike.   Yet I wonder why the leaders of the charter movement are quiet.   Where is Peter Cunningham of the Education Post?   Where is Shaver Jeffries of Democrats for Education Reform?   Not a word from Campbell Brown or Michelle Rhee?   Nothing from Bill Gates, Cory Booker, Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton?   Not a peep from Betsy DeVos or Donald Trump?   This…

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