Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode 89. Rebecca Sive and Cassie Walker Burke. The elections, gender and schools.

          At the start of the show, I reminded my brother of election night. Family and friends had gathered to eat deli and watch what was supposed to be a blue wave. As the 538 web site’s predictions of congressional wins began to tank and fall below 22 congressional flips for […]

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Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t afford a Logan Square apartment either.

Hey, Logan Square friends. I know this woman from the Bronx who needs an apartment for three months, but can’t afford Logan Square rents because she doesn’t start getting a paycheck until January. So, I just made that story up. But not really. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made headlines of sorts the other day by saying it […]

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JB and a Democratic majority. Promises made and expectations. We need to make them make it happen.

Yesterday afternoon, the day after the elections, I was sitting in Sip of Hope coffee in Logan Square talking politics with another political activist and observer about the results. About Democratic Party Governor-elect JB Pritzker’s promise to get us a fair income tax she asked, “Aren’t you a little skeptical he will do that?” I’m […]

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Noble charter, Chicago’s largest. CEO Milkie resigns following “the situation,” a student petition with 6,000 signatures.

In the wake of a massive student campaign against Chicago’s largest corporate charter chain’s harsh disciplinary policy, its CEO has resigned. Noble Network board Chairman Allan Muchin announced today that longtime CEO Michael Milkie will be gone by the January. “Given the circumstances involved in his decision, we think this is best for Noble as […]

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Chicago charter union teachers vote to strike. Charter students are organizing too.

One of Chicago’s largest corporate charter school chains is Noble Street. Governor Rauner is a big supporter of Noble. One of their schools is named for him. Last week, members of Chicago’s charter school union, CTU Chi/ACTS, voted overwhelmingly to authorize strike action if continued bargaining fails. But Noble students are organizing too. A current […]

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