A review of the hundreds of expenditures every year authorized by the unelected Board of Education shows hundreds of millions of dollars in payments to vendors. These vendors are seldom required to prove that they are worth the money paid to them.
“Educators for Excellence” claims to be pro-union and many of the teachers it recruits are strong union members. However, the policies E4E advocates in its declaration are aimed at diminishing the unity that is the foundation of unionism.
Laquan McDonald was 17 years young when he was executed by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. The fatal details surrounding his murder have put Chicago front and center for questions around police conduct, competence, and corruption among the city's officials. Young Black organizers across the city are demanding a complete restructuring of how Chicago is governed and funded.
Protesters blocked stores along Michigan Avenue on “Black Friday,” November 27, 2015, in protest of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a white police officer.
Chicago Police Department superintendent Garry McCarthy was fired by Mayor Emanuel last Tuesday,…