In 2005 the IEA’s Cinda Klickna agreed to a state pension payment holiday of $2 billion dollars.

In Des Plaines this afternoon, I was able to meet Doug Strand, candidate for the open retiree seat on the TRS board of trustees. For the first time in memory, the election is contested. Former Illinois Education President Cinda Klickna – as I have previously reported – asked for the IRTA endorsement and we turned […]

Read More In 2005 the IEA’s Cinda Klickna agreed to a state pension payment holiday of $2 billion dollars.

Chicago’s Noble charter CEO resigns after “inappropriate contact” with former female students.

Public radio reporters Sarah Karp and Adriana Cardona-Maguigad of WBEZ broke the news of the latest Chicago charter school scandal. Michael Milkie, the CEO of Noble, the city’s largest charter school network, is being investigated following complaints of “inappropriate behavior toward young female alumnae.” Milkie has resigned in disgrace but without further consequences. Noble runs […]

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Last Tuesday Chicago voters did an unusual thing. They voted out a bad judge for the first time nearly 30 years.

A week ago Chicago voters did an unusual thing. They voted out a bad judge. It was the first time voters in Cook County had done that in nearly 30 years. It was the result of what WBEZ, public radio called “a low-budget but withering campaign by civil-rights lawyers, criminal-justice reform groups, police accountability activists and […]

Read More Last Tuesday Chicago voters did an unusual thing. They voted out a bad judge for the first time nearly 30 years.

Teacher union leadership appears to be afraid of naming it racism and naming who the racists are.

Yesterday the white Republican candidate for Senate (still undecided) in Mississippi made what some called a joke at a campaign rally. “If …invited…to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row,” Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss) is heard saying in a video posted to Twitter on Sunday morning. Hyde Smith is running against Mike Espy, […]

Read More Teacher union leadership appears to be afraid of naming it racism and naming who the racists are.