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Over jeers and shouts, SRC suspends parts of school code

Over jeers and shouts, SRC suspends parts of school code

By Dale Mezzacappa Entering the overflowing room to a chorus of boos, struggling to be heard above the derisive shouts of hundreds of teachers, students and parents, the School Reform Commission voted Thursday to suspend parts of the Pennsylvania School Code. Image: …read more Source: The Notebook        Related articles SRC Votes To Suspend School Code, Bypassing Union Seniority Rules ... »

Chicago reporters. An endangered species. Not dead yet, but on life-support.

Chicago reporters. An endangered species. Not dead yet, but on life-support.

By Fred Klonsky There was a time when Chicago investigative reporters were the envy of cities across the country. This was even before Woodward and Bernstein. Now there are just a few who even deserve the title. Ben Joravsky on the corrupt use and misuse of TIF money. Sarah Karp at Catalyst. She blew the cover on the $20 million dollar no-bid principal training contract. Linda Lutton at BEZ. And a... »

Why Rahm Does Not Care About the Kids in Chicago

Why Rahm Does Not Care About the Kids in Chicago

Chicago leads the country in the number of murders of any major city. Our mayor continues to ignore this fact and go ahead with funding and building new parks that cost $55 million downtown and a new river walk downtown that costs $100 million. My students on the South Side of the city live in one of the most violent and low income neighborhoods. Our mayor claims he cares about the kids, but his a... »