Category Archives: fairness

HISTORY IS BEING MADE at #NEARA15. Fred Klonsky from The Land of Lincoln…

Fred Klonsky at the #NEARA15 presented his bill approved by the IEA to all 10,000 delegates. HISTORY IS BEING MADE. “The Illinois delegation voted support for my NBI 11. I will now offer it on the floor of the NEA … Continue reading

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I stand with Gus Morales and all of the political/corporate victims of the mass firings of excellent teachers at Holyoke Public Schools in Massachusetts.

I, Ken Previti, stand with Gus Morales and all of the political/corporate victims of the mass firings of excellent teachers at Holyoke Public Schools in Massachusetts. I am a retired teacher from both Chicago and Lyons Township High School in … Continue reading

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Teachers: Who’s on your side? Where can you go for people dedicated to truth-telling for democracy?

There are times when a teacher needs to have the facts, simple or complex. For complex information, very often there are multiple facets that need to be examined from different points of view. Who can you turn to when faced … Continue reading

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TEACHER EVALUATIONS: WHERE IS THE RAGE?

Refuse to be a willing victim. There is a point where teachers themselves must stop arguing about some finely worded minutia in their evaluations. The argument had been framed beforehand by people who want career educators fired in order to … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: public schools, standardized tests, corporate profits and American values

On Memorial Day those who sacrificed their lives for our country are honored for their sacrifices and their shared belief in American values. ————————————————————— We did not sacrifice our lives for corporate profiteers and politicians who declare non-college ready children … Continue reading

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What can retired teachers do? Help win a Supreme Court decision.

“A hero is a man who does what he can.” – Romain Rolland What can retired teachers do? Bob Zahniser, John Dillon, Bob Lyons, Fred Klonsky and Glen Brown. Old guys celebrating the pension victory in Illinois. “The Illinois Supreme … Continue reading

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Teachers Celebrate! The Illinois Supreme Court has unanimously declared unconstitutional the state’s pension cutting law.

“The Illinois Supreme Court has unanimously declared the state’s pension reform (cutting) law unconstitutional. Friday’s decree puts new Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the General Assembly back at the starting line.” – The State Journal-Register “‘The General … Continue reading

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Please vote for Fred Klonsky as an IEA-Retired Delegate for the NEA Representative Assembly

Current IEA Retired members should be mailing in their their ballots to Springfield for the retired delegate election for the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly which will be held in Orlando this coming July. Fred Klonsky is number 20 on the ballot. … Continue reading

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Until Pearson is investigated by the DOJ and the NSA, all “no laws broken” statements are hype

Until a full investigation by the Department of Justice is completed, any “no law was broken” statements are political hype or mere conjecture. A foreign company collecting information (lucrative data mining) and reporting social media use by American children without … Continue reading

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Childhood Is Temporary: Defend your child from threatening high stakes testing

You are not alone. Parents across America are refusing the unfair and harsh high stakes, state mandated tests. Defend your child, and file complaints against those who threaten or intimidate your child. Your child, at any age, is your child. … Continue reading

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