Monday, July 6, 2015


In Chicago, 62 Shootings Over Fourth of July. Mostly all of the victims were young, in their late teens or 20s including 7-year old Amari Brown. #Chiraq

NEA Resolution
The NEA RA directs the NEA to support in ways it finds appropriate and effective, efforts to remove the Confederate battle flag from public schools and public spaces. -- Fred Klonsky blog
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Americans deify democracy in a way that allows for a dim awareness that they have, from time to time, stood in defiance of their God. -- Letter to my Son
Fran Spielman
Instead of building, what he hopes will someday be a “firewall” between the city and CPS, Emanuel alone is wearing the jacket for $200 million in school budget cuts that are only the beginning. -- Sun-Times
Emanuel spokesman, Adam Collins tells big lie
"There is no connection between the awarding of CPS bond work and contributions to the mayor’s political fund." -- AP Wire
Meg Anderson at Catalyst
The link between lower socioeconomic status and a weaker school climate was particularly evident within CPS, where 86 percent of students are economically disadvantaged. The Consortium reported that the more economically disadvantaged a school, the more likely it is to be weak in three or more of the survey’s school climate factors. -- Consortium Report on School Climate

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