What is happening to the public school in Chicago is not just happening there. It is happening all over the United States in other cities and states from, for instance, Los Angeles, to New Orleans, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts to Florida.
During my career as a Chicago Public School principal, I have often been at odds with the Chicago Teachers Union. I have been the target of multiple grievances filed by CTU against me when I have disciplined or dismissed a teacher. All were signed by Karen Lewis, and I fought most of them vigorously. Given that history, you might think it odd that I support several CTU stances. However, I believe in a simple truth: When you’re wrong, you’re wrong; and when you’re right, you’re right. Unfortunately, our mayor and his appointed board of education have been so irresponsible and so reckless, that I find myself squarely in agreement with the CTU on several school issues.
When they’re right, they’re right.
Furthermore, during the latest contract negotiations, I have come to the conclusion that CTU’s refusal to accept the Board’s last contract offer gives the residents of Chicago the best chance we have…
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Susan Lee Schwartz
February 7, 2016 at 15:39
have posted for years about the destruction of our INSTITUTION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION where the national media is silent about the unethical, immoral and criminal behavior at the top.
Here is what they did to tens of thousands of teachers.
I experienced it when I was at the top of a career in NYC.
Can’t have real professional teachers in the schools, if you want them to fails, so you can bring in charter schools.
While you are at my authors page ‘http://www.opednews.com/author/series/author40790.html , click on my series link, and read about the end of public education. It has been going on since the late eighties. Two decades while the media owned by the EDUCATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX was silent. https://greatschoolwars.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/eic-oct_11.pdf
The clowns running the system now should be in jail. Here is a look at NY State’s fine top-dogs at a hearing.
Kinda reminds one of thisThe Simpsons – Bart Works For Fat Tony – YouTube
Susan Lee Schwartz
February 7, 2016 at 15:41
here is the simpson link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHcYngSL8WU
February 8, 2016 at 08:01
“it has been going on since the late eighties.”
The ideology behind the privatization for profit of everything, even the air we breathe, the water we drink and the seeds we plant in the ground to grow a garden to help feed ourselves—seriously got started when Milton Friedman won The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1976.
The Nobel Prize in Economies is not an original Nobel prize. This prize for Economics, that isn’t a science, first appeared in 1969. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden’s central bank) established this Prize in memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize. Here are some facts and figures regarding The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, awarded from 1969 to 2015. SInce the first award, 47 Prizes in Economic Sciences have been awarded every year since 1969. Alfred Nobel, a man who made his fortune as a merchant of death—not peace—died in December 10, 1896. He invented dynamite and other, more powerful explosives. Such irony.
24 Prizes in Economic Sciences have been given to one Laureate only.
17 Prizes in Economic Sciences have been shared by two Laureates.
6 Prizes in Economic Sciences have been shared between three Laureates.
The Christian Science Monitor asked “Is economics a science? Not according to the founder of the Nobel prizes”.
Economics is not a science. Milton Friedman won the non scientific Nobel because he said what the 0.1% wanted to hear—something that would absolve them of all sin related to greed and the evil desire for power, power and more power. Most of if not all of the 0.1% worship a false god.
Then a servant of Beelzebub and a worshiper of Milton Friedman’s manufactured road map to serve those who worship greed and power was elected president from 1981 to 1989. That dark lord was named Ronald Reagan. That’s where it all started.
A piece that appeared in Forbes in 2013 fums it all up:
The Origin Of ‘The Word’s Dumbest Idea’: Milton Friedman
“Friedman’s article (in the New York Times) was ferocious. Any business executives who pursued a goal other than making money were, he said, “unwitting puppets of the intellectual forces that have been undermining the basis of a free society these past decades.” They were guilty of “analytical looseness and lack of rigor.” They had even turned themselves into “unelected government officials” who were illegally taxing employers and customers. ..
“One might think that intellectual nonsense of this sort would have been quickly spotted and denounced as absurd. …
“The success of the article was not because the arguments were sound or powerful, but rather because people desperately wanted to believe. At the time, private sector firms were starting to feel the first pressures of global competition and executives were looking around for ways to increase their returns. The idea of focusing totally on making money, and forgetting about any concerns for employees, customers or society seemed like a promising avenue worth exploring, regardless of the argumentation.”
There’s the beginning of the privatization for profit based on greed and nothing else because money buys politicians and power. The Forbes piece says it best in four words about halfway through the piece: “The money took over…”
How many of God’s 10 Commandments have been broken because of this movement started by Milton Friedman that has been used to justify greed and power over all things?
1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me ($)
2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image ($)
5. Honour they father and thy mother (think of all the parents who lost their homes because of 2008)
6. Thou shalt not kill (think of, for instance, two wars based on lies that profited many corporations like Halliburton: Vietnam and Iraq)
8. That shalt not steal (2008 global financial crises and everything that let up to it and the war on public education that is based on lies and false promises, the private prison industry, etc.)
9. Thous shalt not bear false witness against they neighbor (all the lies that have slandered and libeled millions of public school teachers starting with Ronald Reagan’s “A Nation at Risk”)
10.Thous shalt not covet