It was back in late winter when I first heard about the SOS March and National Call to Action. I was impressed by their list of Guiding Principles and their list of education activists who are endorsing it. But I first read about the March and Call to Action at the same time I was […]Read More The SOS Washington March and the issue of collective bargaining.
Diane Ravitch and Bill Ayers, Chicago. (Photo: M. Klonsky)Read More A new world is possible.
I don’t get the love affair some progressives have with Diane Ravitch. She’s a member in good standing of reactionary think tanks like Hoover and Fordham. And while she’s taken a few jabs at Bloomberg/Klein and the evils and testing mania, her heart is essentially a conservative heart and her head essentially is a conservative […]Read More Ravitch is still at it.
I have been reporting on Alderman Patrick O’Connor’s attempt to win the Machine’s endorsement to replace former Congressman Rahm Emanuel in the Illinois 5th Congressional District. I mistakenly reported that the Machine had already selected him as their candidate. Not so fast. O’Connor, the longtime northside Alderman has a record that would suggest he is […]Read More Alderman O’Connor gets shut out. Split in the Machine.
I don’t live in the 5th Congressional District of Illinois. I don’t work in it either. But I spend a good part of my life there. To get from my home in Logan Square to my school in Park Ridge, almost the entire commute is through the 5th Congressional District. 90 minutes a day. The […]Read More Tom Geohegan.