Rahm Emanuel fights the Chicago Teachers Union over a longer school day–and it’s not about the kids
It’s a familiar script: you pay more, the little guys get fired, and the mayor hoards the money
The latest scheme to spend public money on Wrigley Field is as bad as the team that plays there
Why Chicago Public Schools slapped its “do-not-hire” designation on another highly-rated teacher.
But he’s not looking like the belle of the ball
Klonsky’s is a voice from the classroom that’s oft overlooked
Ben Joravsky grades Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s progress
On June 25, Mayor Rahm Emanuel invited a group of recent education-school graduates to help change the world by signing up with the Chicago Public Schools. “I hope you stay in the Chicago area because I will continue to do what I think is best in telling the city of Chicago that we have the […]
Let’s start with the good news: several hundred north-siders packed a sweltering hot field house in Uptown last week to jeer and sneer at the city’s latest proposal to funnel $50 million in property tax dollars to a developer, in this case one who wants to build a grocery store, a health club, and a […]
Mayor Daley’s had a great run over the last few weeks. Since leaving office May 16, he has, let’s see, landed a gig at the University of Chicago, where he’ll have to “coordinate” a handful of lectures in exchange for a reported $100,000 a year. That would be the same University of Chicago that last […]
The mayor wasn’t the only Daley who bid farewell to the City Council at its May 4 meeting. Forty-third Ward alderman Vi Daley (no relation) was also there for her last meeting, since she too decided not to run for reelection. As a parting gift, the council gave Mayor Daley a crystal bowl and one […]
Welcome to the Chi, Mr. Superintendent. As I understand it, you’re everything mayor-elect Emanuel wants in a schools CEO—tough, brash, and eager to beat the crap out of teachers. Rock on! In fact, the mayor-elect loves you so much he just refers to you by your nickname—calls you JC, you know, like you walk on […]
The city’s Community Development Commission gives the mayor-elect millions of additional tax increment financing dollars to play with.