Rahm Emanuel pushes higher taxes to fund new school programs

By Victor Skinner on Monday, January 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to impose another tobacco tax on residents to fund orientation programs for Chicago Public Schools students transitioning to new schools. To pay for expanding a one-week orientation program for the city’s 20,000 incoming high school freshmen, Emanuel plans to propose new taxes on tobacco products like cigars, chew […]

Common Core’s Chicago connections: Initiative has its roots in the Obama/Ayers world

By Brad McQueen on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 in Common Core No Comments

CHICAGO – The cult of Common Core had its crude beginnings in Chicago. The central players shaping the cult of Common Core, President Obama, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, David Coleman, and Jason Zimba all burnished their “education reform” credentials in Chicago before inflicting this failed model upon the rest of the nation.