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Teachers and allies fight restructuring

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Teachers and allies fight restructuring Lake County, Ill.—Recently, teachers in my district received a warning that the district would be undergoing “restructuring” for the 2013-14 school year. When the superintendent visited … Continue reading

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Undoing Michigan election

From the new January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Editorial Undoing Michigan election With lightning swiftness a super-majority of Michigan lame-duck Republicans passed a series of oppressive bills at the end of December. Defying voters’ expressed views, they passed … Continue reading

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Stop leeches bleeding public schools dry

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Stop leeches bleeding public schools dry New York City—”The Trial Is On! The People of NYC are gathering to put the perpetrators of education crimes and human and civil rights violations … Continue reading

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Chicago city workers defy new thug mayor

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Chicago city workers defy new thug mayor Chicago—Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made no se­cret of his contempt for City workers and his desire to weaken their unions. His attitude was perfectly … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, September-October 2011

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views Contents: REVOLUTION AND COUNTER-REVOLUTION: ARAB SPRING AS CROSSROADS IN HISTORY KARL MARX AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE REMEMBERING CHRISTINA SANTIAGO THELONIOUS MONK CANADA AS ‘CONTESTATAIRE’ SOCIETY MAN-MADE DISASTERS: NUCLEAR POWER AND WORLD WAR … Continue reading

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Latinas re-occupy La Casita

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Latinas re-occupy La Casita Chicago–On June 22 the police, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) security and construction crews showed up at La Casita, the field house on the grounds of Whittier Dual … Continue reading

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New York’s ‘F’ in math

From the January-February 2011 issue of News & Letters: New York’s ‘F’ in math Impelled by “Race to the Top,” New York State has mandated that by 2013, 25% of a teacher’s evaluation be based on a value-added system–which supposedly … Continue reading

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