I suppose it’s only appropriate that President Biden announced Mayor Rahm’s nomination as ambassador to Japan at roughly the same time as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan, like Rahm’s reign as mayor, has come to symbolize the deceit and treachery of leaders who claim they’re looking out for us when, […]
Karen Lewis knew you don’t make a lot of friends in high places when you stand up for teachers and poor kids.
One era ends and another begins for our beloved First Tuesdays.
Even with a teachers’ strike looming, the city is investing in the wrong things.
Chicago’s City Council hates taking from the schools and giving to the rich but sometimes they do it anyway.
As I watched jubilant teachers, wearing union red, from the Acero charter school network celebrate the new contract they’d won after a four-day strike, I had a flashback to the way things used to be. The Chicago Teachers Unions were in the midst of their 2012 strike, which had shuttered all the public schools in […]
Good job, Illinois voters. Bravo, Jeff Bezos (in a backhanded sort of way).
For the most of the year I rant and rail about the really bad ideas and behavior of our elected officials—and, trust me, I’ll get to Mayor Rahm’s $800 million or so Lincoln Yard TIF handout, in a subsequent column real soon. But with Thanksgiving just around the corner I figured I’d keep up with […]
Even Mayor 1 Percent is backpedaling away from his earlier support of charter schools and his refusal to
Here’s hoping voters are too sophisticated to fall for the supposed discord over the protest that shut down the Dan Ryan.
The red-shirt-wearing teacher activists from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Oklahoma obviously learned a thing or two from Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis.
The only thing wrong with landing a glowing obit is that you have to be dead to get it.
Also, CTU president Karen Lewis is recovering from a stroke in the hospital.
Also, the New York Daily News slams Rahm’s “DUMB TRACK MIND.”
As a bill that would give Chicago an elected school board moves toward Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk, he has to decide which of his adversaries he’ll smite.