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John Laesch: Quinn Picks Republican Running Mate

Quinn Picks Republican Running Mate

By John Laesch, Progressive Fox, November 9, 2013  Read more »

W/Video: Huffpo: Chicago School Board Votes To Allow 35 Per Classroom, 2,700 Teacher Layoffs Possible

Despite protests from students, parents and teachers, the Chicago School Board voted unanimously to allow Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman to make major changes to the system Tuesday.

The board approved Huberman's emergency budget plan, which could lead to 2,700 teacher layoffs and give district officials the power to raise class sizes to up to 35 students.  Read more »

Bill Bianchi: Obama/Democrats' Dilemma: Trying to Sell a Lemon

 

In his speech before Congress Wednesday night, President Obama did accomplish some positive things that will improve his political standing and shore up his political base, which had been eroding recently due to weakness in the face of attacks. But he and his party still face a serious, perhaps, insurmountable dilemma.  Read more »

Jesus “Chuy” Garcia Is Confident He’ll Force Rahm into a Runoff, Carol Felsenthal

By Carol Felsenthal, Chicago Politics and City Life

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia during the mayoral debate on January 27.
Photo: Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune
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Forgetting Our Land Grant Colleges History: Government Does Make Education Work For All Its People

Via Wisdom Voices Press

“Knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.”

– Continental Congress in the Northwest Ordinance of 1787.  Read more »

The Cost Of Equal Opportunity

 

 

 

In the State of the Union Address, President Obama introduced a program that would make community College free for students with a B average or a 3.0 GPA. The president

cited Tennessee, where republican governor Bill Haslam recently and Chicago, with democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel as innovators, who have implemented this program.    Read more »

Mayoral politics, money and race, it's so Chicago

John Kass, Chicago Tribune 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't participate in the mayoral debates because he wants to.

He has to.

Mayor Rahmfather needs to win outright on Feb 24 to show those money guys in Washington, New York and Los Angeles that he can handle things here in Chicago.

By handling things I mean control. And by control I mean the Rahmfather needs to secure 50 percent of the vote plus one to win outright.  Read more »

Obama vs. the Student Debt Crisis

Kelsey Clark, GenFKD  Read more »

Elected school board? -- Chicago Tribune weighs in

Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune 

The four challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel were emphatic at the Tribune Editorial Board debate Tuesday: They would willingly surrender the vast power of the mayor to guide public education in the city. They support an elected school board.  Read more »