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Teachers Unions Call for Police Reform But Refuse to Look in the Mirror

This week, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and subsequent outcry over police brutality, the National Education Association and the American Federation Teachers took the unprecedented step of calling on Congress to take legislative action to significantly reform practices and policies in policing. They...

Nothing Stops Mothers Against Senseless Killings from Helping Kids Learn—Not Even COVID-19.

One year ago, Mothers Against Senseless Killings was telling Block Club Chicago about their plans to open a community school on the corner of 75th and Stewart in the Gresham neighborhood. At the time, the plan was to run after-school programs for school-age children as well as GED and...

At a Loss for Words, Knowing I Need to Speak

I’m at a complete loss for words, yet I feel a strong need to speak out.  I know I need to speak out regarding George Floyd. And Ahmaud Arbery. And Breonna Taylor. And David McAtee. And the long list of men and women of...

American Society Is Rigged But Not in the Way Tucker Carlson Imagines

Just when it seemed like 2020 couldn’t get any worse, a horrific video of the killing of a handcuffed and helpless Minnesota black man by a police officer emerged. (See here and here.) Sadly, a series of destructive riots has followed this horrible incident.   The image...