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Don't Ever Conflate Disaster Recovery With Education Reform

By Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report

Storms will inevitably come; the tragedy is that avoidable manmade disasters will follow.

After Hurricane Katrina, many talked about New Orleans schools as a "clean sheet of paper." People bandied around phrases like "starting from scratch" and "wipe the slate clean" - anything that treated teachers, students and parents as if they were as easily erased as drawings on an Etch A Sketch. It seems that many considered the people who worked in public schools prior to the storm as collateral damage for the grand New Orleans experiment (another worn-out phrase).

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Posted on July 4, 2017

Regarding Equifax | Make Credit Freezes Free In Illinois

By The Illinois Public Interest Research Group
"There is no reason why consumers should be charged a fee to place a credit freeze on their sensitive personal information."

Posted on September 14, 2017

Why No Community Benefits Agreement For The Obama Library?

By The Obama Library South Side Community Benefits Agreement Coalition
Obama's rhetoric again conflicts with his actions.

Posted on September 13, 2017

Don't Ever Conflate Disaster Recovery With Education Reform

By Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report
After Hurricane Katrina, many talked about New Orleans schools as a "clean sheet of paper." People bandied around phrases like "starting from scratch" and "wipe the slate clean" - anything that treated teachers, students and parents as if they were as easily erased as drawings on an Etch A Sketch.

Posted on September 19, 2017

Protect Rogers Park

By Gail Ablow/BillMoyers.com
When federal agents began cracking down on undocumented immigrants in his neighborhood, Gabe Gonzalez launched a rapid-response network of neighbors to block them.

Posted on September 12, 2017

The Undocumented Vs. Our "Best" Corporations

By The Patriotic Millionaires
Who pays more in taxes?

Posted on September 7, 2017

Wrongfully Convicted Man: Illinois Supreme Court Should Hear Civil Case

By The MacArthur Justice Center
Illinois ranks second among all states for wrongful convictions that resulted in exonerations.

Posted on September 10, 2017

If Corporations Paid Their Fair Share . . .

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams
"We could have free higher education, universal healthcare, and decent infrastructure . . . or we could keep giving corporations tax breaks."

Posted on September 1, 2017

New York Times Slammed For Running 'Advertorial' By Notorious War Profiteer

By Jake Johnson/Common Dreams
Is Godzilla next?

Posted on August 31, 2017

I Was An Exxon-Funded Climate Scientist

By Katharine Hayhoe/The Conversation
From 1995 to 1997, Exxon provided partial financial support for my master's thesis.

Posted on August 30, 2017

In 'Huge Leap Forward,' Illinois Becomes 10th State With Automatic Voter Registration

By Andrea Germanos/Common Dreams
Only the second state where AVR need and got the support of GOP officials.

Posted on August 29, 2017

NIU Exemplifies Outrageous Golden Parachute Problem

By Jon Marcus/The Hechinger Report
Even presidents who leave their campuses awash in red ink walk away with big payouts.

Posted on August 28, 2017

How Noncompete Clauses Clash With U.S. Labor Laws

By Raymond Hogler/The Conversation
Lisa Madigan, Jimmy John's and prostituting your wife.

Posted on August 25, 2017

Another Advantage Of Being Rich In America: Grade Inflation

By Jon Marcus/The Hechinger Report
Escalating grade inflation at wealthy high schools is another blow to poor kids.

Posted on August 22, 2017

In Support of Eight Arrested for Toppling Statue, Hundreds Turn Themselves In

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams
In an act of civil disobedience and solidarity, more than 200 citizens offered to turn themselves in for toppling a Confederate monument in Durham, North Carolina.

Posted on August 18, 2017

Police Stood By As Mayhem Mounted In Charlottesville

By A.C. Thompson, Robert Faturechi and Karim Hajj/ProPublica
We walked the streets beginning in the early morning hours and repeatedly witnessed instances in which authorities took a largely laissez faire approach, allowing white supremacists and counterprotesters to physically battle.

Posted on August 16, 2017

Federal Agencies Warned of White Supremacist Threat in May

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams
The joint intelligence bulletin compiled by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security notes that members of white supremacist groups were "responsible for 49 homicides in 26 attacks from 2000 to 2016, more than any other domestic extremist movement."

Posted on August 21, 2017

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