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[14 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Half of a hat tip to the Sun-Times for giving Andrew Broy the opportunity to respond to the paper’s extremely misleading report on the success of charter schools. We say half a hat tip because studies have shown that more readers look at the main news pages (where the Sun-Times did the bulk of its erroneous reporting), versus the opinion page, where Broy, president of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, was allowed to correct the record. (Not surprisingly, the…

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[22 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

As we’ve covered here at the Illinois Mirror, Mike Madigan doesn’t have the votes he needs to make the “temporary” income tax hike permanent.  According to the Chicago Sun-Times, only 34 members of the Democrat supermajority of 71 seats were committed to voting for the plan.  Another 30 were committed to voting against it. Faced with this conundrum, Madigan is turning to political extortion: “I’ve instructed the appropriations chairs to reconvene the working groups on the budget. We plan to…

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[10 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

llinois has fallen behind its neighbors in offering alternatives to students outside major population centers. All children deserve the chance at a brighter future with schools that work best for them. Where choice in education is available, parents re…

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[20 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Great story by WBEZ’s ace reporter Linda Lutton about Mayor Emanuel and local school councils—as in, did he or did he not vote in the recent LSC elections?
The mayor says he did—or at least he thinks he did—but the peop…

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[12 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

If you recall, I valiantly tried to save Mayor Emanuel from the mess he got himself into when he unilaterally declared that, from here on out, the public school children of Chicago would have to wear their underwear on the ou…

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[5 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

from the Illinois Policy Institute – Please join the free livestream webcast of the Illinois Policy Institute’s Liberty Speaker Series featuring Juan Williams Thursday, April 5th at 6 p.m. CT. The event is sold out, so we’ve decided to open…

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[2 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

A day or two after last week’s election, I got a call from a guy I know who works for UNO, talking a little trash ’cause his candidate won the big election.
How did I know this call was coming?
So, gulp, I have to do it.……

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[28 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

by Teri O’Brien As you no doubt heard, the latest example of the liberal racket, in which they create a problem with their income redistribution schemes, then confiscate money from the productive to hand out to their friends and mascots,…

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[9 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Heartlander features a transcribed version of a 1995 interview Apple’s co-founder, the late Steve Jobs, did with at the Smithsonian Institute, in which he encouraged school choice: I’ve been a very strong believer in that what we need to…

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[7 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]

At least one of the dwindling 3.2 million National Education Association members is unhappy with last weekend’s vote to endorse Barack Obama and raise union dues by $10 to up the ante in the NEA’s campaign fund. Last year, the…