Monthly Archives: July 2015

CN July 30, 2015

Is this the new reality? We just pass three and four-week state budgets, because we have to have something, but we can’t agree on anything. The City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is out, and it shows unfunded holes possibly topping … Continue reading

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CN July 23, 2015

  Blaine Elementary principal Troy LaRaviere is our sole guest this week. School budgets, charter schools,educational achievement and lots more.

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CN July 16, 2015

  George Schmidt is “mildly” optimistic about the new management team of Forrest Claypool and Frank Clark at Chicago Public School. And that’s saying something, because the Editor of┬áSubstance News, consultant to the CTU and all-around 25-year public-schools gadfly doesn’t … Continue reading

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CN July 9, 2015

  There’s a provocative article in the latest In These Times that should be mandatory reading for everyone concerned about the pension/budget crisis that’s gripping Illinois. It’s titled Why Chicago Won’t go Bankrupt, and Detroit Didn’t Have To. It’s written … Continue reading

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CN July 2, 2015

  How do you define corruption? Is it Governor Ryan soliciting cash birthday presents from his workers, or a gaggle of aldermen carving up the City Council ward boundaries to make sure everyone can get re-elected forever? The authors of … Continue reading

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