Tag Archives: Forrest Claypool

CN May 12 2016

We don’t have an actual  Chicago Newsroom this week, due to some construction issues with our new studio that will eventually give us much greater flexibility for future shows. Instead, we’re offering an unedited recording of Troy LaRaviere’s statement this … Continue reading

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CN Feb 18 2016

  George Schmidt was a teacher in the CPS system for 28 years. He’s been affiliated with the CTU for much of that time. He’s currently a member of its House of Delegates. He’s also the founder, and still the driving … Continue reading

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CN Feb 11 2016

Do you favor school reform? Peter Cunningham does. For more than 20 years, he’s been a spokesperson for the Chicago Public Schools and Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Now his own non-profit, funded by “pro-reform funders”, helps to “drive positive narratives … Continue reading

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CN Sep. 10, 2015

So, it’s sort of quasi-official. We’re in for the largest property tax increase in modern Chicago history. Along with new fees for garbage collection and new taxes on all kinds of other activities. We’ll know officially in a couple of … Continue reading

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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 Substance News, consultant to the CTU and all-around 25-year public-schools gadfly doesn’t … Continue reading

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CN June 20, 2013

If you’re a Metra rider and you think service quality has been declining , you’re not wrong. That’s the view of the Tribune’s transportation writer Jon Hilkevitch, who sat down with us for a one-on-one interview this week – and … Continue reading

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