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Chicago Tribune
Lightning rod Emanuel leaning against Springfield visit to lobby on CPS fundinglast 24 hours or the last 48 hours. I've been at this for over a year." Gov. B
Lightning rod Emanuel leaning against Springfield visit to lobby on CPS funding
Chicago Tribune / Posted 25 minutes ago
last 24 hours or the last 48 hours. I've been at this for over a year." Gov. Bruce Rauner, a longtime vocal critic of the Chicago Teachers Union, hasn't been publicly receptive to an education funding bill that would primarily help CPS. The... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Activists, Teachers, Parents and Youth Tell McDonald’s: End McTeacher’s Nights, Stop Using Teachers as Marketing AgentsCampaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and Corporate Accountability Internati
Activists, Teachers, Parents and Youth Tell McDonald’s: End McTeacher’s Nights, Stop Using Teachers as Marketing Agents
CommonDreams.org / Posted 8 hours ago
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and Corporate Accountability International. The National Education Association, Chicago Teachers Union and more than 50 state and local teacher unions around the country support the demand for McDonald’s... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner claims some Democrats support his ideas, won't name themHouse and Senate are in. What we're writing What we're reading From the note
Rauner claims some Democrats support his ideas, won't name them
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 hours ago
House and Senate are in. What we're writing What we're reading From the notebook *CTU wants aldies to raise taxes: The Chicago Teachers Union wants residents to press aldermen into approving a bevy of tax hikes to salvage the finances of the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Better funding for better Illinois schoolsthe Chicago Principals and Administrators Association to discuss making school-
Better funding for better Illinois schools
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association to discuss making school-based administrators 50-week employees. Chicago Teachers Union: The late actor Christopher Reeve wrote, "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Head of principals' group: We oppose merit payunder former Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan to dole out bonuses to educ
Head of principals' group: We oppose merit pay
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
under former Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan to dole out bonuses to educators who made gains had the support of the Chicago Teachers Union and the principals organization only because everyone was eligible, Berry said. But that program... Read more
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examiner.com
Illinois schools face new bill to change funding formula and avoid cutsprincipals have been advised, in a series of meetings and small groups, that th
Illinois schools face new bill to change funding formula and avoid cuts
examiner.com / Posted 11 days ago
principals have been advised, in a series of meetings and small groups, that their budgets will get a 20 percent cut. Chicago Teachers Union researcher Pavlyn Jankov said in an interview that they also believe that “while the 20 percent cuts... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CPS: School budget cuts next year could top 20 percent, absent state actionstate's education funding formula and send millions in additional revenue to CP
CPS: School budget cuts next year could top 20 percent, absent state action
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
state's education funding formula and send millions in additional revenue to CPS — a proposal supported by both CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union — cleared the state Senate this week, but faces uncertain prospects in the House of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Ousted Blaine Principal Troy LaRaviere blasts mayor, city education policieshe could be dismissed, CPS has said. LaRaviere also was scheduled to appear al
Ousted Blaine Principal Troy LaRaviere blasts mayor, city education policies
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
he could be dismissed, CPS has said. LaRaviere also was scheduled to appear alongside a group of elected officials and Chicago Teachers Union members at a Thursday evening rally. LaRaviere faced a private hearing Wednesday to determine if he... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Democrat Hedge Fund Investors Underwrite Political Networks to Privatize K-12 Public Educationgroup that was a booster of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union agenda
Democrat Hedge Fund Investors Underwrite Political Networks to Privatize K-12 Public Education
Naked Capitalism / Posted 12 days ago
group that was a booster of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union agenda, and took out an ad in 2012 blasting the Chicago Teachers Union in the lead-up to a strike. For his part, Whitney Tilson insists, “We’re writing the checks, but... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Chicago Principal Knocked Out Breaking Up Fight Between Kidsstudents and staff again today," CPS said in a statement. "Our thoughts are wit
Chicago Principal Knocked Out Breaking Up Fight Between Kids
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 13 days ago
students and staff again today," CPS said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the principal for a full recovery." The Chicago Teachers Union said schools need resources for restorative justice programs. "It's a way to establish relationships,... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
Chicago Principal Knocked Out Breaking Up Fight Between Kidsstudents and staff again today," CPS said in a statement. "Our thoughts are wit
Chicago Principal Knocked Out Breaking Up Fight Between Kids
NBC Connecticut / Posted 13 days ago
students and staff again today," CPS said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the principal for a full recovery." The Chicago Teachers Union said schools need resources for restorative justice programs. "It's a way to establish relationships,... Read more
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NBC New York
Chicago Principal Knocked Out Breaking Up Fight Between Kidsstudents and staff again today," CPS said in a statement. "Our thoughts are wit
Chicago Principal Knocked Out Breaking Up Fight Between Kids
NBC New York / Posted 13 days ago
students and staff again today," CPS said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the principal for a full recovery." The Chicago Teachers Union said schools need resources for restorative justice programs. "It's a way to establish relationships,... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Chicago Principal Knocked Out Breaking Up Fight Between Kidsstudents and staff again today," CPS said in a statement. "Our thoughts are wit
Chicago Principal Knocked Out Breaking Up Fight Between Kids
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 13 days ago
students and staff again today," CPS said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the principal for a full recovery." The Chicago Teachers Union said schools need resources for restorative justice programs. "It's a way to establish relationships,... Read more
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NBC Washington
Chicago Principal Knocked Out Breaking Up Fight Between Kidsstudents and staff again today," CPS said in a statement. "Our thoughts are wit
Chicago Principal Knocked Out Breaking Up Fight Between Kids
NBC Washington / Posted 13 days ago
students and staff again today," CPS said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the principal for a full recovery." The Chicago Teachers Union said schools need resources for restorative justice programs. "It's a way to establish relationships,... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
Chicago Principal Knocked Out Breaking Up Fight Between Kidsstudents and staff again today," CPS said in a statement. "Our thoughts are wit
Chicago Principal Knocked Out Breaking Up Fight Between Kids
NBC Bay Area / Posted 13 days ago
students and staff again today," CPS said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the principal for a full recovery." The Chicago Teachers Union said schools need resources for restorative justice programs. "It's a way to establish relationships,... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Chicago Principal Knocked Out Breaking Up Fight Between Kidsstudents and staff again today," CPS said in a statement. "Our thoughts are wit
Chicago Principal Knocked Out Breaking Up Fight Between Kids
NBC San Diego / Posted 13 days ago
students and staff again today," CPS said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the principal for a full recovery." The Chicago Teachers Union said schools need resources for restorative justice programs. "It's a way to establish relationships,... Read more
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SaukValley.com
'Tax, borrow, spend' not so appealing nowin Springfield that would rescue Chicago Public Schools has floundered for at l
'Tax, borrow, spend' not so appealing now
SaukValley.com / Posted 13 days ago
in Springfield that would rescue Chicago Public Schools has floundered for at least 2 years. CPS officials and the Chicago Teachers Union have been begging for more tax money from the city and the state. CTU recently released a proposal to... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Shouldpay an extra $100 million in property taxes to help avoid school cuts in poorer
Should
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 15 days ago
pay an extra $100 million in property taxes to help avoid school cuts in poorer areas, under a plan being pitched by the Chicago Teachers Union. The extra property tax is tucked into a larger $500 million proposal released last week by the union... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Poll finds huge racial gap, unhappiness with Emanuel70 percent among African-Americans. Perhaps another area where the public spli
Poll finds huge racial gap, unhappiness with Emanuel
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 16 days ago
70 percent among African-Americans. Perhaps another area where the public splits with Emanuel is in his battle with the Chicago Teachers Union. Fifty-nine percent of those surveyed said they would support a strike—but that is, of course, before... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CPS is getting schooled by SpringfieldAfter months of will-we-or-won't-we, Chicago Teachers Union officials have land
CPS is getting schooled by Springfield
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
After months of will-we-or-won't-we, Chicago Teachers Union officials have landed on won't. The union wisely sidestepped an end-of-school-year strike that would have disrupted student graduation, infuriated parents and spurred a citywide backlash... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The Illinois Way is failing Democrats in Chicago and Springfieldin Springfield that would rescue Chicago Public Schools has floundered for at l
The Illinois Way is failing Democrats in Chicago and Springfield
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
in Springfield that would rescue Chicago Public Schools has floundered for at least two years. CPS officials and the Chicago Teachers Union have been begging for more tax money from the city and the state. CTU recently released a proposal to... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Emanuel Criticizes CTU's $502 Million Revenue Planthe state of Illinois that underfunds education," Emanuel said at a press confe
Emanuel Criticizes CTU's $502 Million Revenue Plan
NBC Chicago / Posted 18 days ago
the state of Illinois that underfunds education," Emanuel said at a press conference Thursday. "Of all organizations, the Chicago Teachers Union should understand how students and taxpayers are being shortchanged by the current funding system in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Teachers union tax ideas not an answer for school fundingMayor Rahm Emanuel took a dim view Thursday of a package of tax increases the C
Teachers union tax ideas not an answer for school funding
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel took a dim view Thursday of a package of tax increases the Chicago Teachers Union proposed to help cover a massive funding shortfall at the school district, instead calling on union leaders to join him in pressuring state lawmakers... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Rahm Emanuel administration criticizes Chicago teachers' union $502 million 'self-help' planThe Chicago Teachers Union withheld the threat on Wednesday of imminent strike
Rahm Emanuel administration criticizes Chicago teachers' union $502 million 'self-help' plan
Op-Ed News / Posted 19 days ago
The Chicago Teachers Union withheld the threat on Wednesday of imminent strike action, instead floating a $502 million revenue package as part of a 'self-help' plan to stabilize finances in the United State’s third largest school system. The revenue... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Veteran journalist Linda Lenz reflects on her 37 years covering education in Chicagocovering education in Chicago, why she left the Sun-Times, the controversy surr
Veteran journalist Linda Lenz reflects on her 37 years covering education in Chicago
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 19 days ago
covering education in Chicago, why she left the Sun-Times, the controversy surrounding charter schools, Karen Lewis and the Chicago Teachers Union, Mayor Emanuel’s track record as a school leader, the current financial crisis at CPS, how Catalyst... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Chicago Teachers Union decides against taking strike vote AP News | 05/04/16 06:21 PM CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Teachers Union has d
Chicago Teachers Union decides against taking strike vote
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 19 days ago
AP News | 05/04/16 06:21 PM CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Teachers Union has decided against striking over the lack of a contract, for now. The union's House of Delegates met Wednesday and... Read more
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Raw Story
Rahm Emanuel administration criticizes Chicago teachers’ union $502 million ‘self-help’ planThe Chicago Teachers Union withheld the threat on Wednesday of imminent strike
Rahm Emanuel administration criticizes Chicago teachers’ union $502 million ‘self-help’ plan
Raw Story / Posted 19 days ago
The Chicago Teachers Union withheld the threat on Wednesday of imminent strike action, instead floating a $502 million revenue package as part of a “self-help” plan to stabilize finances in the United State’s third largest school system. The revenue... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CTU says strike not likely this school year unless district pulls pension pickupThe Chicago Teachers Union said Wednesday that it's not likely to strike before
CTU says strike not likely this school year unless district pulls pension pickup
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
The Chicago Teachers Union said Wednesday that it's not likely to strike before the end of the school year, choosing instead to continue to press state and local lawmakers to provide a financial lifeline to the city's troubled schools. "We've made a... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Chicago Teachers Union decides against taking strike vote CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union has decided against striking over t
Chicago Teachers Union decides against taking strike vote
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 19 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union has decided against striking over the lack of a contract, for now. The union's House of Delegates met Wednesday and did not take a vote on a strike... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
CTU decides not to set a strike date-for nowThe Chicago Teachers Union did not vote on a strike date tonight in a House of
CTU decides not to set a strike date-for now
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 19 days ago
The Chicago Teachers Union did not vote on a strike date tonight in a House of Delegates meeting. But for now, it agreed to stay on the job. According to a Chicago Sun-Times report, the governing board for the union came to an understanding to stay... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
CTU's $500 million wish list: new taxes on gas, jobs, property, Uber and moreAs it gears up for a possible strike, the Chicago Teachers Union has some new i
CTU's $500 million wish list: new taxes on gas, jobs, property, Uber and more
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 20 days ago
As it gears up for a possible strike, the Chicago Teachers Union has some new ideas about how to help Chicago Public Schools raise the roughly $500 million needed to balance its books this school year and keep all of CTU members at work without any... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Chicago Teachers Meet to Discuss Possible Strike DateThe Chicago Teachers Union will meet Wednesday to discuss a possible strike dat
Chicago Teachers Meet to Discuss Possible Strike Date
NBC Chicago / Posted 20 days ago
The Chicago Teachers Union will meet Wednesday to discuss a possible strike date. According to state law, the earliest the teachers could go on strike is May 16, but as reported earlier this week, there's talk that the union will not go on strike to... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Will CPS teachers strike later this month?picket line just before Memorial Day? I'd like to give hundreds of thousands o
Will CPS teachers strike later this month?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 22 days ago
picket line just before Memorial Day? I'd like to give hundreds of thousands of concerned parents a firm answer. But the Chicago Teachers Union is giving only partial, somewhat conflicting answers to that question. This morning, in the... Read more
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NBC Chicago
CPS Teachers Leaning Against May StrikeThe Chicago Teachers Union appears to be backing off an end-of-year strike, cit
CPS Teachers Leaning Against May Strike
NBC Chicago / Posted 22 days ago
The Chicago Teachers Union appears to be backing off an end-of-year strike, citing concerns about losing health insurance as well as pay all summer, as the committee tasked with setting a strike date is to meet Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times is... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Teachers may be reconsidering end-of-year strikeThe Chicago Teachers Union may be rethinking a strike at the end of the school
Teachers may be reconsidering end-of-year strike
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 22 days ago
The Chicago Teachers Union may be rethinking a strike at the end of the school year. The Sun-Times reports some teachers are worried about losing their last paychecks of the school year and health insurance. They’re also concerned about parents... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Charter school operators propose 13 new campuses in Chicagowon't be made public by Chicago Public Schools until late May. The potential f
Charter school operators propose 13 new campuses in Chicago
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
won't be made public by Chicago Public Schools until late May. The potential for more charters comes as CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union have wrangled over a contract proposal from the district that included restrictions on the total... Read more
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Orange County Register
Don't let union take back control of boardhave expressed opposition. The New York teachers organizations have been partic
Don't let union take back control of board
Orange County Register / Posted 23 days ago
have expressed opposition. The New York teachers organizations have been particularly outspoken. Karen Lewis, head of the Chicago teachers union, delivered a stinging indictment of Common Core’s impact on minority and disadvantaged students. I... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Why Blaine's ousted principal shouldn't speak for our schoolchildrenauthoritarian control is LaRaviere's mission, why hasn't he spoken out when dis
Why Blaine's ousted principal shouldn't speak for our schoolchildren
Chicago Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
authoritarian control is LaRaviere's mission, why hasn't he spoken out when dissent has been silenced within the Chicago Teachers Union ranks? If dissemination of facts has been his goal, why has he dangerously denied that pensions are a... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Higher education's empty purse: Taking advantage of the desperateleast likely to be heard. Perhaps lost in the hubbub surrounding last week's s
Higher education's empty purse: Taking advantage of the desperate
SaukValley.com / Posted 25 days ago
least likely to be heard. Perhaps lost in the hubbub surrounding last week's stopgap funding bill is a statement made by Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis. Last Wednesday, Lewis called Gov. Rauner "a new ISIS recruit." She continued,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
This month's moutza: No laughing mattercrack cocaine has nothing to do with his work as a village official. Mayor Pip
This month's moutza: No laughing matter
Chicago Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
crack cocaine has nothing to do with his work as a village official. Mayor Pipe Hitta? Blow on this! Nah! Many nominated Chicago Teachers Union boss Karen Lewis for saying Gov. Bruce Rauner is the latest recruit of the Islamic State terrorist... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
CPS strike plan: Graduation will happen, final exams won’tthe contingency plan and said in a statement, “The only reason that schools cou
CPS strike plan: Graduation will happen, final exams won’t
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 26 days ago
the contingency plan and said in a statement, “The only reason that schools could close early is if the leadership of the Chicago Teachers Union strikes before the end of the school year." In a letter sent to principals, district officials said... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Public Schools makes contingency plans for possible strikeForrest Claypool said Wednesday. "Our objective, obviously, is to do everythin
Chicago Public Schools makes contingency plans for possible strike
Chicago Tribune / Posted 27 days ago
Forrest Claypool said Wednesday. "Our objective, obviously, is to do everything possible to reach a final deal with (the Chicago Teachers Union) to prevent a strike," Claypool said Wednesday during a Chicago Board of Education meeting. After... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Emanuel denies role in firing as groups rally around principalBlaine parents — along with community members organized by groups that oppose s
Emanuel denies role in firing as groups rally around principal
Chicago Tribune / Posted 29 days ago
Blaine parents — along with community members organized by groups that oppose standardized testing and are allied with the Chicago Teachers Union — said the timing of LaRaviere's removal suggested a "political calculation" by Emanuel as the former... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
What if Karen Lewis was driving the bus?With zero chance of getting a state bailout, the Chicago Teachers Union plans t
What if Karen Lewis was driving the bus?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted a month ago
With zero chance of getting a state bailout, the Chicago Teachers Union plans to strike to protest proposed givebacks, while the union's chief calls Gov. Bruce Rauner a "new ISIS recruit" and "a liar." WRITE US: Crain's welcomes responses from... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Ald. Moore uses racial slur to decry ouster of principal who ripped Emanuelmove!" the alderman wrote in an entry that garnered several supportive response
Ald. Moore uses racial slur to decry ouster of principal who ripped Emanuel
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
move!" the alderman wrote in an entry that garnered several supportive responses. LaRaviere frequently has joined Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis in slamming Emanuel, and the principal appeared in a TV ad backing Vermont Sen.... Read more
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Market Watch
Chicago twins beat odds with acceptance to over 50 collegesIn the past few days, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has called I
Chicago twins beat odds with acceptance to over 50 colleges
Market Watch / Posted 1 months ago
In the past few days, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has called Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner the “new ISIS recruit” and Chicago Public Schools took advantage of a quiet spring break to “reassign” a resoundingly popular elementary school... Read more
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Daily Herald
Labor board asks judge for injunction in Chicago school caseCHICAGO -- Illinois state labor officials have asked a judge for a temporary in
Labor board asks judge for injunction in Chicago school case
Daily Herald / Posted 1 months ago
CHICAGO -- Illinois state labor officials have asked a judge for a temporary injunction against strikes like the one the Chicago Teachers Union had April 1. Chicago Public Schools has filed an unfair labor practices charge against the CTU, arguing... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Republicans try to raise campaign money off Karen Lewis' Rauner ISIS commentweekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics
Republicans try to raise campaign money off Karen Lewis' Rauner ISIS comment
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. A day after Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis made inflammatory remarks about Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, the Illinois GOP... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
State labor board chair says CTU's one-day strike was illegalpanel on Thursday agreed to ask a judge to issue a temporary injunction against
State labor board chair says CTU's one-day strike was illegal
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
panel on Thursday agreed to ask a judge to issue a temporary injunction against strikes like the one carried out by the Chicago Teachers Union on April 1 until the larger issue of whether such walkouts are legal is resolved. The Illinois... Read more
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The Washington Times
Karen Lewis, Chicago Teachers Union head, calls Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner ‘the new ISIS recruit’The head of the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday compared Illinois Gov. Bruc
Karen Lewis, Chicago Teachers Union head, calls Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner ‘the new ISIS recruit’
The Washington Times / Posted 1 months ago
The head of the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday compared Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to an Islamic State recruit committing “acts of terror on poor and working-class people.” “Rauner is the new ISIS recruit,” CTU President Karen Lewis said during... Read more
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