Troy LaRaviere: My Statement on CPS’ “Warning Resolution”

28 Aug
Troy LaRaviere: My Statement on CPS’ “Warning Resolution”

The Chicago School Board, a puppet of the autocratic, corrupt, fraudulent Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel threatens grade school principal, Troy LaRaviere, to censor his criticisms. Troy refuses to be silenced by the autocrats.

Power concedes ....

I’ve been asked for my thoughts in response to the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education issuing a “warning resolution” against me for opposing their backward education policy and corrupt fiscal management of our school district. Before responding, I have to write a few words about who I am.

I have never written about myself, and I don’t discuss myself in interviews unless the reporter asks a question that requires that I do. This is why it baffled me that the Tribune story on the warning resolution stated I worked to “raise [my] profile.” I work to raise the profile of CPS’ and City Hall’s incompetence and mismanagement. When I write and post, it is always about CPS policy; never about myself. However, it seems that it might now be helpful to tell you a few things about my record. After all, who am I to criticize…

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Posted by on August 28, 2015 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Troy LaRaviere: My Statement on CPS’ “Warning Resolution”

  1. john

    August 28, 2015 at 20:31

    Troy has anted up, the Dyett protesters have anted up. Where are the teachers? It is time for the union to ante up. Rahm and his toadies can be stopped only by a concerted active alliance of parents, educators and their union, and the support of other local unions. Troy has issued a call to action. Who will walk arm in arm with him? If not now, when?

  2. m4potw

    August 28, 2015 at 23:38

    I would love to repeat principal Troy LaRaviere’s courageous wisdom:

    [start quote]

    We don’t need heroes, and we don’t need saints. We need a movement.

    A movement of hundreds of thousands of people across this city, which stand together to retake it from the grips of the corrupt and inept elected and appointed officials who hold the reigns of power.

    The hero we need is the public itself, awakened and ready to change our collective reality; ready to serve as examples to our children—examples of citizens who come together to work and change our city for the better.

    [end quote]

    If parents do not have their courage to protect their own children, would profiteers protect or abuse their children?

    The pride does not protect their cubs, would hyenas care for their cub, or eat them alive? Back2basic

    • Lloyd Lofthouse

      August 29, 2015 at 08:26

      I’ve created an image using Troy’s quote but I don’t know if it is possible to add to a comment so I’ll create a post and put it there.


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