Category Archives: fairness

IRTA: These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump’s Proposed Budget

The Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA*) has researched and listed the cumulative assaults on America’s responsibilities to its citizens by President Trump’s White House. These are obvious attempts to dismantle the social programs that people need to live full, productive … Continue reading

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Married teachers, their children, and President Trump’s supporters

My friend Darcey Addo and her husband, Dan, are teachers on the Space Coast in Brevard County. They have two young children in the public schools. They are sweet and loving people. Here is Darcey’s own account of one witnessed … Continue reading

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When did the Catholic school teacher ban occur? Never.

American children in Catholic schools were traditionally taught by nuns, nuns who took a sacred vow of obedience to the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope in the Vatican in Rome. American Catholic school teachers were by-and-large nuns. During WWII … Continue reading

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Dismantling Public Education: 1926 insight into 2016 corporate education reform programs and tests

Teacher, historian and philosopher Will Durant cut through the ideological propaganda of his era and ours. We must do the same, or we and our children will suffer and die in well indoctrinated semi-ignorance and poverty. Civil disobedience and the … Continue reading

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What does North Dakota have to do with public school children, veterans with PTSD, and more?

What is American racism in 2016? Imagine white men and women being attacked by dark skinned multinational mercenaries with savage dogs trained to mutilate and kill. The police do nothing to stop them. Neither does the federal government. That would … Continue reading

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“THE PRODUCERS” – Donald Trump and Mike Pence

Months ago my wife and I were talking about the fact that Trump had no substantial stance on public education. He hated teachers and badmouthed “failing” public schools, but he had nothing to say about what he would actually do. … Continue reading

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Why are there 50 Miss America candidates but only 2 presidential candidates?

Actually, this would make a wonderful essay question in Government 101. Even Pearson could not adequately bubble test it for a state mandated high stakes test. “Why are there 50 Miss America candidates but only 2 presidential candidates?” – – … Continue reading

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Support Chicago Teachers: Who will decide to become a Chicago teacher in years to come?

April of 2016 will determine whether public school teachers and parents can save public education against the assault of thieves dressed as corporate education reformers and the corrupt politicians who are intentionally squeezing (underfunding) and dismantling actual public education. Yes, … Continue reading

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The Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) visits Florida retired teachers

The Little Giant that began the legal suit to the Illinois Supreme Court that successfully defended the constitutional rights of retired Illinois teachers’ pensions met with those retirees who presently live in Florida. I attended the Sarasota meeting in mid-February, … Continue reading

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Who is stealing from teachers? Sh-h-h. It’s a trade secret.

After several years of being made to seem like another crazy “conspiracy theory” by corporate media coverage of teacher pension theft, the pension theft pattern has emerged into the open. There can no longer be a conspiracy (secret plan of … Continue reading

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