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The president of the Newark Teachers Union  has sent an e-mail to its membership predicting state-appointed schools superintendent Cami Anderson will soon leave ker position.
Joseph Del Grosso said he and other union officials met earlier this week both  with Acting Education Commissioner David Hespe and legislative leaders. He said he came away from those meetings with this conclusion:
“It is my strong belief that based on the discussions I have had to this point, Cami Anderson will not be continuing as Superintendent of the Newark Public Schools.”
In a subsequent conversation with me, Del Gross said he believed Anderson’s departure is “imminent.”
Sources within the union leadership said Anderson’s contract–up at the end of June–would not be renewed and she would leave in a way that suggested her departure was voluntary.  Those same sources indicated leadership could be passed over to a cooperative arrangement between a state official and a current high-ranking officer within the Newark Public Schools, with the most obvious candidate Roger Leon, currently an assistant schools superintendent.
None of this has been confirmed by either Anderson or Hespe.
It would not surprise me that Del Grosso’s email is part of an effort, both locally and at the state level, to pressure Anderson into leaving. It also is a difficult time for NTU members who are about to learn whether they will be laid off. Clearly, the message is designed to rally union members to stand behind a concerted effort to pressure Anderson into leaving.
This is the text of Del Grosso’s email to NTU members.
Dear Colleagues:
Over the past months, there have been numerous rumors of layoffs, school closings, and drastic cuts to the Newark Public Schools budget. In preparation for these events, the Newark Teachers Union requested a meeting with Acting Is Cami leaving? | Bob Braun's Ledger:

One Valuable History Lesson: an open letter | Reclaim Reform

One Valuable History Lesson: an open letter | Reclaim Reform:



One Valuable History Lesson: an open letter

To All of the Teachers of History in Illinois:
Please make time in your harried schedules of mandated arbitrary test preparation to teach one truly valuable lesson of Illinois and American history. This is also linked to current events at the culmination of the lesson.
Begin, as you know best, with a short review of the definition of a democratic republic and voting rights. Make a distinction between America’s democracy versus royal monarchies, feudal systems of rule, oligarchies, plutocracies, banana republic rulers empowered by corporations, and hereditary forms of rule disguised as fair governance of the people, by the people, and for the people.
Follow that with a reading of the actual oath of office sworn by every elected state official to defend the federal and state constitutions. Read HERE.
Madigan mike lisa familyComplete the lesson with the fact that Chicago was run by Mayor Richard J. Daley for 21 years and his son, Mayor Richard M. Daley, for 22 years. Illinois has been run by Speaker of the House Mike Madigan for 31 years and his daughter, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, for 11 years.
The Daley rule was in non-overlapping years. The Madigan rule has been in overlapping years. Nothing was passed and accepted in Chicago without mayoral consent. Nothing is put before the state legislature without the approval of the Speaker of the House; this is a de facto rule, not a constitutional rule. Nothing of a legal nature is pursued by the state without acceptance by the attorney general.
The theft of constitutionally protected earned compensation for teachers (pensions) was passed by both the state Madigan (Mike) led House and the Senate and is now being approved by the Madigan (Lisa) attorney general’s office. Read details HERE and HERE.
The homework assignment is simple. Ask students to draw conclusions of their own regarding the facts as presented. The usual standards of logic, etc. need to be applied to their written conclusions.
Thank you for considering this assignment for your classes. I do, however, understand any refusal on your part to teach this as a class lesson. In Illinois the arbitrary and capricious manner of punishing or firing teachers has become a de facto behavior in spite of laws to the contrary. Please do not risk your livelihood and your professional careers. If possible, please safely adapt the lesson and get the idea across to as many people, young and old, as possible. We are all in this together.
Sincerely,
Ken Previti

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"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."


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