Author Archives: Gene Vanderport

The April 21st March on Springfield

It was a common refrain of rally organizers that they had trouble sleeping the morning of April 21, 2010 before a Save Our Schools rally was to take place in Springfield. Most of us were up at 3:30 or 4:00 … Continue reading

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Leave No Public School Standing

You have to have it to the Bush administration. They have a remarkable ability to seize the agenda from Democrats and progressives and force the rest of us to dance to their tune, at least in the short run. I’m … Continue reading

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The Charter School Proposal: Critical Issues, Wrong Answer

What follow are my own thoughts on the charter school proposal, which do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of my employer the Illinois Education Association, or its local Urbana and Champaign affiliates. Let me state at the outset … Continue reading

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