Tag Archives: George Schmidt

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 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 May 22, 2014

  Chicago’s pension systems for public-service employees are a mess.  Right now, the Chicago Fire Pension fund is only 24% funded. The Police Pension Fund is at 31%. There are major funding issues with the teachers’ pension fund and the … Continue reading

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CN Oct. 10, 2013

George Schmidt has taught in seventeen of Chicago’s traditional neighborhood high schools. He founded and still writes for Substance News, which has needled CPS for over 30 years. He has a strong reaction to this week’s news (reported by Sarah … Continue reading

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CN March 15, 2012

On today’s show -activist journalists. George Schmidt is a delegate to the Chicago Teachers’ Union, a paid union consultant, and he writes for Substance, a “pro-union” newspaper.  Joe Macare writes for truthout.com and for Occupied Chicago Tribune, which favors the … Continue reading

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