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Creationism does not have place in public classrooms

By Heather McGraw

April 4, 2011

Here’s a scenario: The U.S. Supreme Court acts under its appellate jurisdiction and makes a ruling against a certain act. If a person thereafter commits said act, that person would be doing something illegal.So why has Beau Schaefer, biology teacher at Libertyville High School in Illinois, not been fired from his job?Schaefer admitted to the Community High School District 128 School Board in March that he was teaching creationi...

Chicagoans join protests in Madison

By Cristina Aguirre

February 8, 2011

Tens of thousands of people braved the snow and freezing rain, packed inside the Wisconsin state capitol building, surrounding Gov. Scott Walker’s office, banging drums and shouting chants like, “Talk to us” and “We are Wisconsin” over potential union rights changes.The protests, which have been ongoing for more than two weeks, began when Walker introduced his budget repair bill that would limit unions’ collec...

Teachers rally to end ‘attack’

By Meghan Keyes

September 27, 2010

Chants of “When education is under attack, what do we do? Fight back!” erupted in Daley Plaza, 118 N. Clark St., on Sept. 21 as teachers, union members, students and parents joined together, hoisting signs and taking the stage to testify about the various grievances they had with the Chicago Public Schools system.The ralliers have five specific demands: They want Mayor Richard M. Daley to give $350 million in Tax Increme...

Protestors unite to stop school closings

By Stephanie Saviola

February 15, 2010

Hundreds of displeased people dressed in red gathered in front of Chicago Public Schools’ headquarters at 4 p.m. on Feb. 10 to protest a recent announcement of plans to close, consolidate and phase out several public schools. The crowd was composed mostly of teachers, union workers, upset parents and a few students.Protestors said they wore red to demonstrate their anger about theproposed plans.The picketing was in respo...

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