Sun-Times breaks a story about the CTU that the CTU broke nine months ago.

perplexedOld news about the “greedy” CTU doing a better job supporting public education and doing a better job than the school board. As CPS closed schools, investment in privatized charter schools flourished!

Fred Klonsky

AR-141029940The CTU sold this building. Old news. Not a scoop.

The Sun-Times investigative reporters Dan Mihalopoulos and Lauren Fitzpatrick report a news scoop that reminds me of the one Mihalopoulos broke about CTU President Karen Lewis when she was considering a mayoral run.

Do you remember the one Mihapolousos did about Lewis’ vast real estate holdings: A Hawaiian time share and a family home in Michigan?

A bogus story if there ever was one.

Today, the Watchdogs of the Sun-Times uncovered the fact that the CTU sold a building it owned, placed the money in a bank account and established a foundation that awards grants to groups that advance the cause of public education and social justice.

This story isn’t bogus.

It’s just old news.

Crain’s carried the story of the building sale last April.

And the CTU reported it on their own web site nine months ago.

The Foundation received $8.1 million from…

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A quiet vigil for the fate of Dyett School showed community commitment

Dyett Candle HolderI remember the Dyett vigil near Chicago residence. The reverentsilence resounded and the positivity from the hunger strikers greatly moved me.I remember the Dyett vigil near Chicago residence. The reverent silence resounded and the positivity from the hunger strikers greatly moved all.

“Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
let our rejoicing rise,
high as the listening skies, let it resound loud as the rolling sea
sing a song full of faith that the dark past has taught us,
sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on till victory is won. ”

What the Hunger Strikers Want for Dyett High School

In an age when cities cut public school funding, students’ families and supporters say, “No more. We will die before we accept your neglect of public schools.

After over two weeks of starving, the hunger strikers wish to negotiate a great plan. Here it is.

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