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Crain's Chicago Business
Putting Chicago Public Schools on the track to disasterWhen the Chicago Teachers Union summarily rejected a contract its own president
Putting Chicago Public Schools on the track to disaster
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
When the Chicago Teachers Union summarily rejected a contract its own president had negotiated, it cost the city a lot. WRITE US: Crain's welcomes responses from readers. Letters should be as brief as possible and may be edited. Send letters to... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago teachers' rejection of deal is bad for allAs Chicago's fiscal crisis intensifies, you hear a lot of hyperbolic language a
Chicago teachers' rejection of deal is bad for all
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
As Chicago's fiscal crisis intensifies, you hear a lot of hyperbolic language about turning points, critical junctures and game-changing moments. On Feb. 1, however, we saw the real thing: a turning point, critical juncture and game-changing moment... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
You've got to know when to fold 'em, BruceAs an old private-equity guy—a wheeler-dealer who made a fortune by buying, tri
You've got to know when to fold 'em, Bruce
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
As an old private-equity guy—a wheeler-dealer who made a fortune by buying, trimming and then unloading companies—Bruce Rauner clearly knows the value of a buck. That means he also knows something else: Much as it stings, you don't always win. When... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
CPS CEO Claypool:"Our kids get one chance, we can't wait for Springfield to get over its dysfunction. We need them to act."(Brian Nguyen / Chicago Tribune) ×CPS CEO Claypool:”Our kids get one chance, w
CPS CEO Claypool:"Our kids get one chance, we can't wait for Springfield to get over its dysfunction. We need them to act."
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
(Brian Nguyen / Chicago Tribune) ×CPS CEO Claypool:”Our kids get one chance, we can’t wait for Springfield to get over its dysfunction. We need them to act.” Chicago Public Schools CEO, Forrest Claypool joins Anna Davlantes and Fox News... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Emanuel looks to regroup on Lucas MuseumIn light of the ruling, Emanuel was pressed on whether he would consider a diff
Emanuel looks to regroup on Lucas Museum
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
In light of the ruling, Emanuel was pressed on whether he would consider a different location, even though he has expended considerable political capital on the controversial lakefront site sought by Lucas. The mayor did not rule it out. "That's a... Read more
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Hanover Park Press
Gov. Bruce Rauner: Chicago Public School takeover plan livesRauner also rebutted the accusation his remarks on Chicago schools this week we
Gov. Bruce Rauner: Chicago Public School takeover plan lives
Hanover Park Press / Posted 3 days ago
Rauner also rebutted the accusation his remarks on Chicago schools this week were intended to complicate Chicago’s already difficult bond sale. “That’s ridiculous,” he said. “I believe that’s City Hall flailing and floundering and failing and... Read more
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Salon.com
Fighting “corporate control of education”: A millennial education wonk goes to war against neoliberal reformWhen it comes to the world of elite education reform — the land dominated by th
Fighting “corporate control of education”: A millennial education wonk goes to war against neoliberal reform
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
When it comes to the world of elite education reform — the land dominated by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Broad Foundation; your Arne Duncans and Michelle Rhees — there is no shortage of young and optimistic millennials, eager to... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
16 Chicago Teachers Union protesters arrested during Loop marchCHICAGO -- Sixteen Chicago Teachers Union protesters were arrested during a pro
16 Chicago Teachers Union protesters arrested during Loop march
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
CHICAGO -- Sixteen Chicago Teachers Union protesters were arrested during a protest in the Loop Thursday afternoon. All have since been released. The marchers are angry that Chicago Public Schools paid an extremely high interest rate on a $700... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago's deepening trust deficitChicago is suffering from a major deficit, a deficit that affects our lives in
Chicago's deepening trust deficit
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Chicago is suffering from a major deficit, a deficit that affects our lives in too many ways to count. It's not a money deficit, though there's that too. It's a deficit of trust. The people don't trust the police. The police don't seem to trust... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Madigan makes move to slow down push for school funding changesFrom the notebook *Rauner calls CPS borrowing "tragic": Gov. Rauner continued
Madigan makes move to slow down push for school funding changes
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
From the notebook *Rauner calls CPS borrowing "tragic": Gov. Rauner continued his criticism of Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools on Thursday, saying it was “tragic” the mayor opted to borrow more money to cover the school district’s... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CTU rallyChicago Teachers Union members protest district cuts as they march downtown tow
CTU rally
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
Chicago Teachers Union members protest district cuts as they march downtown toward City Hall on Feb. 4, 2016. Chicago Teachers Union members protest district cuts as they march downtown toward City Hall on Feb. 4, 2016. (Brian Cassella / Chicago... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CPS kicks a $1.8 billion can down the roadYou wonder how it happens? How a state or a city or a school system can find i
CPS kicks a $1.8 billion can down the road
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
You wonder how it happens? How a state or a city or a school system can find itself facing ruinous, incomprehensibly large debts? How elected and appointed officials can have allowed a problem to turn into a crisis, to turn into an emergency? Well,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Thousands rally downtown for Chicago Teachers UnionThousands of protesters took over Loop streets Thursday afternoon in a rally st
Thousands rally downtown for Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
Thousands of protesters took over Loop streets Thursday afternoon in a rally staged by the Chicago Teachers Union to show opposition to the district's decision to slash school budgets and stop paying the bulk of teachers' pension contributions. As... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
CPS pays top dollar for bond saleThe Chicago School Board’s financial troubles are forcing the school system to
CPS pays top dollar for bond sale
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
The Chicago School Board’s financial troubles are forcing the school system to pay extraordinary borrowing costs. CPS just sold $725 million in bonds Wednesday, at an 8.5% interest rate; that’s 141 times the rate paid on a typical bank savings... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Chicago Teachers to Rally Downtown ThursdayChicago teachers plan to rally downtown Thursday against proposed Chicago Publi
Chicago Teachers to Rally Downtown Thursday
NBC Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
Chicago teachers plan to rally downtown Thursday against proposed Chicago Public Schools layoffs and millions of dollars in budget cuts. The Chicago Teachers Union is expected to begin the rally at the Bank of America headquarters in the city’s West... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Teachers union has triple the public support of EmanuelThree times as many Chicagoans side with the teachers union as with Mayor Rahm
Teachers union has triple the public support of Emanuel
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
Three times as many Chicagoans side with the teachers union as with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on how to improve public schools at a time when the two sides remain locked in contentious contract negotiations, a Chicago Tribune poll has found. The survey... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Chicago school district announces layoffs in central officeThursday's announcement by district CEO Forrest Claypool came a day after top I
Chicago school district announces layoffs in central office
Daily Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
Thursday's announcement by district CEO Forrest Claypool came a day after top Illinois Republicans called for a state takeover of the financially troubled school district, which has a nearly $1 billion budget deficit that could lead to thousands of... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offerSchools CEO Forrest Claypool called the union’s rejection “disheartening” and c
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer
Daily Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
Schools CEO Forrest Claypool called the union’s rejection “disheartening” and cost-cutting efforts – including potential layoffs of support staff like teachers’ aides – necessary without a deal. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis shot back,... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offerSchools CEO Forrest Claypool called the union’s rejection “disheartening” and c
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer
Northwest Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Schools CEO Forrest Claypool called the union’s rejection “disheartening” and cost-cutting efforts – including potential layoffs of support staff like teachers’ aides – necessary without a deal. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis shot back,... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
New monster-sized spider discoveredEagles vs Drones: Dutch police eye birds to prey on dronesEagles vs Drones: Dut
New monster-sized spider discovered
WSMV Nashville / Posted 4 days ago
Eagles vs Drones: Dutch police eye birds to prey on dronesEagles vs Drones: Dutch police eye birds to prey on drones It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and pluck rogue drones out... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
50 years of Super Bowls: Man has never missed a gameLowe's buying Canadian rival for $2.3 billionLowe's buying Canadian rival for $
50 years of Super Bowls: Man has never missed a game
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 5 days ago
Lowe's buying Canadian rival for $2.3 billionLowe's buying Canadian rival for $2.3 billion Lowe's, which has more than 1,800 stores in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, has gained its first foothold in Quebec by buying Canadian rival Rona. Lowe's, which... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Chicago Teachers Union protests, withdraws money from bankCHICAGO (WGN/CNN) - The Chicago Teachers Union wants people to pull their money
Chicago Teachers Union protests, withdraws money from bank
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 5 days ago
CHICAGO (WGN/CNN) - The Chicago Teachers Union wants people to pull their money out of Bank of America. The union claims it's an institution that's adding to the budget crisis. The union had more than $700,000 in Bank of America. The group is... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CPS borrows $725 million at extraordinarily high interest rateAfter putting a long-expected bond sale on hold last week, Chicago Public Schoo
CPS borrows $725 million at extraordinarily high interest rate
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
After putting a long-expected bond sale on hold last week, Chicago Public Schools managed to borrow $725 million Wednesday by promising investors extraordinarily high interest rates. Bonds issued by taxing bodies like CPS are normally considered... Read more
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WBEZ91.5
Classroom Cuts Move Ahead, Absent a New Chicago Teachers' ContractThe head of Chicago Public Schools is going to slash money from school budgets
Classroom Cuts Move Ahead, Absent a New Chicago Teachers' Contract
WBEZ91.5 / Posted 5 days ago
The head of Chicago Public Schools is going to slash money from school budgets -- in a move that’s escalating tensions with the Chicago Teachers Union. It comes as the district is also trying to borrow more money from bond markets. District chief... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner denies sabotage, but he sure doesn't like CPS borrowing planGov. Bruce Rauner today termed "ridiculous" charges from City Hall that he's tr
Rauner denies sabotage, but he sure doesn't like CPS borrowing plan
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 5 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner today termed "ridiculous" charges from City Hall that he's trying to scuttle a pending $875 million bond issue to keep Chicago Public Schools open for the rest of the year. But he simultaneously ridiculed the idea of troubled CPS... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Why I teach — and why I fight for my CPS studentsWhen I was a little girl, I wanted to be only one thing when I grew up — a teac
Why I teach — and why I fight for my CPS students
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
When I was a little girl, I wanted to be only one thing when I grew up — a teacher. When my older brother, John, walked down the street to school, I would walk with him and "practice" going to school. I couldn't wait until it was my turn to go, so my... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Teachers Union doesn't represent the kidsTuesday’s Tribune ponders the question of whether Gov. Bruce Rauner’s tussle wi
Chicago Teachers Union doesn't represent the kids
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
Tuesday’s Tribune ponders the question of whether Gov. Bruce Rauner’s tussle with the unions is a fair fight. The article closes with a quote: “Let the voice of the people be heard!” On the editorial page the question is asked whether the contract... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Chicago Teachers Union Calls Budget Cuts ‘An Act of War’The Chicago Teachers Union plans to close a $700,000 bank account Wednesday in
Chicago Teachers Union Calls Budget Cuts ‘An Act of War’
NBC Chicago / Posted 5 days ago
The Chicago Teachers Union plans to close a $700,000 bank account Wednesday in response to what they’re calling Chicago Public Schools’ “act of war” in the form of millions of dollars of proposed school budget cuts. A day after the bargaining team... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Emanuel sends a message to Rauner, CTU: don't mess with meAfter months of playing sullen defense, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his team abruptl
Emanuel sends a message to Rauner, CTU: don't mess with me
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 5 days ago
After months of playing sullen defense, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his team abruptly switched directions in a major way yesterday, aiming a pair of fast balls right at the Chicago Teachers Union and Gov. Bruce Rauner. The move technically is designed to... Read more
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TribLIVE
Chicago officials vow to cut $100M from schools budget | TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods CHICAGO — Officials with Chicago Public Schoo
Chicago officials vow to cut $100M from schools budget
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
| TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods CHICAGO — Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready to cut $100 million from school... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offerFILE - In this June 25, 2015 file photo, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) President
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 6 days ago
FILE - In this June 25, 2015 file photo, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) President Karen Lewis, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Chicago school officials said Tuesday Feb. 2, 2016, they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offerFILE - In this June 25, 2015 file photo, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) President
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer
Stamford Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
FILE - In this June 25, 2015 file photo, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) President Karen Lewis, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Chicago school officials said Tuesday Feb. 2, 2016, they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offerCHICAGO (AP) � Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 6 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) � Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more pension costs after the union rejected the latest contract offer, ratcheting up the tone of... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offerCHICAGO (AP) � Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) � Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more pension costs after the union rejected the latest contract offer, ratcheting up the tone of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner tries to jump-start dead CPS takeover planSPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he's directed his State Board of E
Rauner tries to jump-start dead CPS takeover plan
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he's directed his State Board of Education to begin a financial review of Chicago Public Schools and start the search for a new superintendent, even though legislation he wants to authorize a state... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offerCHICAGO (AP) � Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 6 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) � Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more pension costs after the union rejected the latest contract offer, ratcheting up the tone of... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offerCHICAGO (AP) � Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) � Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more pension costs after the union rejected the latest contract offer, ratcheting up the tone of... Read more
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Daily Herald
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offerCHICAGO -- Chicago school officials say they're ready to cut $100 million from
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
CHICAGO -- Chicago school officials say they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more pension costs after the teachers' union rejected the latest offer in contentious contract negotiations that have lasted over... Read more
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ABC News
Chicago Schools Announce Cuts After Union Rejects OfferOfficials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready to cut $100 mi
Chicago Schools Announce Cuts After Union Rejects Offer
ABC News / Posted 6 days ago
Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more pension costs after the union rejected the latest contract offer, ratcheting up the tone of contentious... Read more
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WBEZ91.5
Chicago Schools Announce Cuts After Union Rejects OfferCHICAGO (AP) — Chicago school officials say they're ready to cut $100 million f
Chicago Schools Announce Cuts After Union Rejects Offer
WBEZ91.5 / Posted 6 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago school officials say they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more pension costs after the teachers' union rejected the latest offer in contentious contract negotiations that have lasted... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offerCHICAGO (AP) - Chicago school officials say they're ready to cut $100 million f
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 6 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago school officials say they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more pension costs after the teachers' union rejected the latest offer in contentious contract negotiations that have lasted... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
- Chicago TribuneChicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis listens Feb. 1, 2016, at the Merch
- Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis listens Feb. 1, 2016, at the Merchandise Mart as other members speak about why they rejected a contract proposal from Chicago Public Schools. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis listens Feb. 1,... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Fists start flying over Chicago schoolsChicago Public Schools, reacting to yesterday's rejection of a contract offer b
Fists start flying over Chicago schools
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 6 days ago
Chicago Public Schools, reacting to yesterday's rejection of a contract offer by the Chicago Teachers Union, said it would cut an additional $165 million from the budget, while Gov. Bruce Rauner reiterated his intention to put the struggling school... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offerCHICAGO (AP) - Chicago school officials say they're ready to cut $100 million f
Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 6 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago school officials say they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more pension costs after the teachers' union rejected the latest offer in contentious contract negotiations that have lasted... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Times have changed — and the CTU must tooThe Chicago Teachers Union rejected the contract offer (which I supported 110 p
Times have changed — and the CTU must too
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
The Chicago Teachers Union rejected the contract offer (which I supported 110 percent) with concessions on both sides. According to the contract, teachers would pay the full 9 percent into their pensions and more in health care benefits, but there... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
I would risk my marriage to keep my kids from going to CPSIn light of the rejection of the proposed contract by the Chicago Teachers Unio
I would risk my marriage to keep my kids from going to CPS
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
In light of the rejection of the proposed contract by the Chicago Teachers Union, Rahm Emanuel needs to look inside himself. We, the people who depend upon the city of Chicago, understand that for Emanuel the only thing that matters is Rahm Emanuel.... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
CPS options are vanishing after CTU rejects contractYou wouldn't think things could get any worse for Chicago Public Schools, not w
CPS options are vanishing after CTU rejects contract
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 6 days ago
You wouldn't think things could get any worse for Chicago Public Schools, not with a $480 million midyear budget deficit, nearly exhausted financial reserves, strikes and layoffs a real possibility and Gov. Bruce Rauner hell-bent to push the district... Read more
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Daily Herald
Teachers union rejectCHICAGO -- The Chicago Teachers Union says it has rejected a Board of Education
Teachers union reject
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Teachers Union says it has rejected a Board of Education contract proposal because it does not address school conditions, lack of services to some students and the district's long-term fiscal crisis. The union announced Monday... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Teachers' strike talk looks like a swing and a missChicago Teachers Union bargaining team rejects city's contract offer. I dunno.
Teachers' strike talk looks like a swing and a miss
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Chicago Teachers Union bargaining team rejects city's contract offer. I dunno. The state, the city and the Chicago Public Schools are in a world of financial hurt, CPS is evidently having a hell of time borrowing money even at near usurious rates,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CPS, CTU and contract talks: What kind of deal was this?If you're the parent of a Chicago public school student, you probably felt the
CPS, CTU and contract talks: What kind of deal was this?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
If you're the parent of a Chicago public school student, you probably felt the earth shake a little Monday afternoon when the Chicago Teachers Union announced it had rejected a contract proposal that CTU leaders only last week had deemed a "serious... Read more
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