Monday, September 14, 2015


Seattle teachers strike enters its second week.
Gary Younge
I delivered the Bernie Grant Memorial Lecture in London on Thursday on Black Lives Matter in the Age of Obama. The first question was about why parents were on hunger strike in Chicago to save their school. -- FB
Jackie Edens, director of The Inner Voice, a Chicago homeless agency
"I don't think it can be stated strongly enough how this turnaround budget is going to undo decades of progress moving forward... Things are bad now, but if these cuts go through at the level we're talking about - that they're talking about - things are going to be catastrophic. And guess what happens between now and the end of the year. It gets really, it gets really cold in Chicago." -- ABC News
Chuy Garcia speaking at Elgin Community College
 But in a city controlled by a Democratic Party "machine, were not accustomed to the brass-knuckle politics of the time." -- Tribune
Alma Harris, Yong Zhao and Michelle Jones
The things that cannot be copied are the things that often matter most. -- "Why borrowing from the ‘best’ school systems sounds good — but isn’t" WaPo

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