The Chicago Teachers Union is warning of a potentially long strike ahead. The union gauged its members’ willingness to strike in a questionnaire last week. The union said poll results showed 97 percent of their members support a walkout.
Even though there was no use of the word “strike” on the ballot, union officials say the questionnaire was similar to what was voted on before the 2012 strike.
A spokesperson for Chicago Public Schools responded to the mock vote, saying the administration is committed to working toward a solution with the union and asked CTU to join them in pressuring Springfield for fair treatment of Chicago’s children — not a strike.
The district is predicting large cuts in February if lawmakers in Springfield don’t send the nation’s third-largest public school district about $480 million
Superintendent Forrest Claypool told NBC 5 Chicago he would meet with principals in December to discuss cuts if the state doesn’t provide funds.
Governor Rauner told a crowd in...
“Do you have anything against the United States or its allies?”
Um, well no.
The question was posed to me more than 30 years ago by a fellow who was looking for a college roommate.
He was an aspiring Army officer who wanted to make sure he wasn’t exposed to — or associated with — ideas he didn’t agree with.
We ended up rooming together, but I always thought it was a bit sad that on a college campus, of all places, someone was afraid of ideas.
I love the marketplace of ideas one finds on college...
Sometimes standing up for liberty is a lonely task.
The Buckeye Institute’s Statehouse Liaison Greg Lawson testified before the Ohio House Judiciary Committee today on why the state’s civil asset forfeiture law needs to be reformed. This is the Judiciary Committee’s third hearing on the reform proposal (H.B. 347).
Six prosecutors and a police chief testified against H.B. 347 before Greg spoke eloquently for reform.
Many police and prosecutors are concerned that restricting their power to seize...