New Leaders’ John Schnur. – George Schmidt is a retired CPS teacher and publishes at Substance. Fred, Let’s draw one last connection here. I first (heard) Jonathan Schnur during a press conference hosted by Gery Chico and Paul Vallas at Chico’s law offices, back before Gery had bankrupted the firm in which he was then […]Read More George Schmidt. Terrence Carter is only the most dramatic example of the Chicago reform nonsense.
In a previous post I wrote about Terrence Carter. Carter was hired from Chicago to run New London, Connecticut schools. He claimed a Ph.D. without really having one. George Schmidt comments: – George Schmidt is a retired Chicago public school teacher and publishes Substance. Here a doctor… there a doctor…. everywhere a doctor DOCTOR… […]Read More George Schmidt. Here a doctor. There a doctor.
The first sign that something was up was when Obama, without warning Rahm first, announced that the G8 summit would be moved out of Chicago and taken to Camp David. Snap. Now the former mayor, Da Mayor, chastises the mayor, the present mayor, for his plan to lengthen the school day. Lengthening the school day […]Read More Life in Rahm’s Chicago. Dems desert Emanuel.
The other big local political news is the impending return of Paul Vallas to Chicago. News reports say he wants to run the County Board. After screwing the CPS, even pissing off his patron The Mayor, he fled to Philadelphia. By all accounts, he made that struggling urban system even worse. Run out of Philly, […]Read More The return of Paul Vallas. No thanks.