This is authored by Hyde Park Johnny of Daily Kos, who has written extensively on Chicago Public Schools. Please visit the original story for accompanying pictures and video.
Parents, community members and supporters of Piccolo and Casals elementary schools have had enough of CPS “Turnarounds” which fire all staff and turn the school over to private, politically-connected AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership). Friday morning, February 18, 2012, the leaders of Blocks Together, a community organization, contacted the Whittier Parents Committee to ask for Solidarity and Support. The Whittier parents occupied their “La Casita” for the second time last summer to protest the Board’s demolition of Special Ed classrooms and refusal to meet with the parents regarding a proposal to turn La Casita into a library and community center. Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 23:16
The Sheyman for Congress campaign in IL-10 N. E. Illinois) received a big boost from two important labor unions. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Illinois Council 31 and the Lake County Federation of Teachers have endorsed the campaign to turn Ilinois’ 10th District blue! Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Wed, 12/14/2011 - 14:52
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