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Driving by the Whittier Play Lot we saw just how CPS cares about minority public school children. Instead if paving over loose gravel CPS slapdash fencing around the play lot will kill a kid one day ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 07:02 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
In what is becoming an international spectacle Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel or,
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 166 comments on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 01:26 AM PDT with 145 Recommends
LA CASITA IS NO MORE. By a little after ten o'clock in the morning, Board of Education contractors had leveled the library that had been created by the demands of a community that did not have one ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
#Whittier #‎LaCasita‬! UPDATED DIARY La Casita Demolished Saturday Morning By Rahm In a brazen fascist move reminiscent of the midnight destruction ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 67 comments on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 09:21 PM PDT with 134 Recommends
Alderman Cardenas' Proposed Chicago Charter School On Toxic Site: EPA Lists Site as a Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun May 05, 2013 at 09:28 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
In one of the most brazen attempts to usurp even the authority of the powerful Rahm Emanuel Mayor of Chicago, Alderman George Cardenas of the 12th Ward is trying to push through the Chicago Zoning ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 04:23 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
In the continuing investigation by Substance News into Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett it has now been independently confirmed by two State agencies that the CEO of the third largest ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 10:56 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
In an ongoing investigation of the illicit activities of the Chicago Board of Education Substance News has definite proof under the standards of the Office of Inspector General to terminate the ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 03:05 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Gang graffiti inside the wreck of Crispus Attucks Elementary school in Chicago as photographed on March 7, 2013 by a reporter from the Chicago Teachers Union. CTU officials are demanding to know ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 06:38 AM PST with 6 Recommends
The gymnasium of Crispus Attucks Elementary School as photographed on March 7 2013, in the midst of the claim that CPS can close additional "underutilized" schools and maintain them. Attucks was ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 08:05 AM PST with 6 Recommends
with the recent murder of a Chicago Public Schools student in broad daylight just blocks from her school I though necessary to remind people that violence in Chicago as it relates to the schools is ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 08:24 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Slick politicians know very well that it is best to use "proxies" to divide a community. Proxies are people who can say the things leaders cannot say. Remember the "Swiftboat Veterans for Truth" ...
by Tristero 312
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 08:35 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
My years as a Chicago Public Schools teacher gave me a very unique view of the system. I plan on sending my child to CPS schools, but with some reservation. I know how abusive the system can be to ...
by Tristero 312
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 09:19 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
“We are tired of being bullied, belittled and betrayed by the district and by the city of Chicago. Enough is enough,” CTU president Karen Lewis Reasons to take strike vote next week were ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 37 comments on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 04:07 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
More than 7,500 proud members of the Chicago Teachers Union held a rally at the historic Auditorium Theater and marched downtown on Wednesday, May 23 . Teachers, paraprofessionals, clerks and ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 08:00 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
More than 80 percent of University of Illinois Chicago medical support staff will engage in a three-day strike starting May 30 unless they reach a new contract agreement with administrators. A ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun May 27, 2012 at 08:32 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
"See these guys know, '68, these guys know all about '68 ," one voice allegedly belonging to a police officer says to the protesters. " What did they say back in '68? " one ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu May 10, 2012 at 06:58 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
The status quo of Chicago schools has been constant cycles of reform over the decades. These reform efforts have done more to line the pockets of connected vendors than to ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 04:46 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
I blogged about the December 14th takeover of the Chicago Board of Education meeting by parents and educators where I described the feeling of being dismissed by powerful people while presenting cold,
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 01:27 PM PST with 3 Recommends
I am re-posting this diary due to the importance of historical knowledge in the resistance to the tyranny of the 1%. Millionaire Mayor Emanuel is attempting to force the closing and turnaround of ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Jan 19, 2012 at 05:30 AM PST with 3 Recommends