Editorial: Institutionalized Racism in Illinois Public Schools

The Chicago Tribune’s Diane Rado reported this week that Illinois standards are being changed in a way that will institutionalize racism in our education system. How is the education bureaucracy doing this? The state is changing the standards students have to meet by “RACE”. Yes, each race will have a separate standard to meet. Here […]

IFT Paying Teachers to Phone Bank for Kirk Dillard

Yesterday, Education Matters discovered the IFT (Illinois Federation of Teachers) has been recruiting to pay $12 per hour for teachers to phone bank for Kirk Dillard.  Here are a few questions that need to be answered.  Call your local school district and ask what they are doing about this. How many teachers have taken off […]

Teachers Unions Using Taxpayer Resources to Aid Kirk Dillard

Both major teacher unions (IEA & IFT) are using school district email services and personnel in an attempt to get teachers to crossover and vote in the Republican primary for Kirk Dillard. The EducationMatters.us blog did a FOIA of school districts across the state.  Here are some excerpts from the emails uncovered so far.  The […]

Dillard Gets $1.4 Million from Public Sector Unions

The following table is the summary of all the money donated to Kirk Dillard over the years from Public Sector Government Unions. AFL-CIO 800 AFSCME 201,800 AFT 41,200 Assoc. Fire Fighters 6,500 Chicago Federation of Labor 4,000 Chicago Fire Fighters local 2 500 Fraternal Order of Police 1,300 IEA 793,450 IFT 287,600 IL Assoc. of […]

Teacher Unions Support Radical Anti-Family Agenda and Kirk Dillard

Did you know that the Teacher Unions support more than quality education?  They support a lot more, including Kirk Dillard.  Here is some of their radical anti-family agenda. IEA/NEA (National Education Association) – Taken from the NEA Policy Handbook: Page 13 NEA proudly supported and organized around President Obama’s vision NEA and WEAC helped make […]

Dillard Get More Government Union Backing

AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) is endorsing Dillard in the GOP primary.  AFSCME is the third government sector union who has done so.  IEA and the IFT were the other 2 and they are all putting cash into the Dillard coffers. The Hinsdale Republican hopes the union backing will bolster his […]

Follow the Money: State Senator Dillard (R )

The article below was originally published here on Champion News in January 2008.   Dillard received a total of $68,615 from gambling companies. $8,500 from  Alton Gaming Company;  $12,415 from  Arlington International Racecourse;  $500 from  Casino Queen; $10,000 from  Elgin Riverboat Resort; $5,950 from Express Casino; $3,500 from Harrah’s Operating Company; $1,200 from Hawthorne National; […]

More on Plans to Hijack GOP Primary

Rich Miller, Capitol Fax: “[O]rganized labor is moving ever closer to jumping into this primary battle, sources say. The idea, as I’ve told you before, is to spend a relative few million bucks attacking Rauner in the primary rather than being forced to spend tens of millions to fend him off in the fall.” Madeline […]

Dillard’s union PAC receipts outpaced even Democratic Senator John Cullerton

Most surprising is that Dillard’s union PAC receipts outpaced even Democratic Senator John Cullerton, who is widely seen as the leading union supporter and a major obstacle to real pension reform.  

Grayslake District 46 Teachers Strike

Grayslake District 46 teachers and board did not resolve their differences and will be on strike in the morning, Wed. 1/15/13 – Per Superintendent Correll at 11:52PM: Unfortunately, the Board of Education and D46 teachers were unable to reach an agreement. The teachers have informed the district that they will be on strike beginning tomorrow, […]