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Re: “Fighting for the right to fire bad teachers—and good ones too

Had Corral been a unionized teacher in a regular public school, he couldn't have been summarily fired without an official investigation in which he could testify. In fact, one reason the union struck was to protect teachers like Corral, who claim autocratic bosses have unjustly punished them.

Note to editor: that is an urban myth,the CTU is helpless in these circumstances.

Posted by Bob Busch on 06/26/2015 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Mayor Rahm's grand experiment: Libraries without librarians

I was a cps school librarian for 35 years.The job is what you make it.Personally we always tried to run a fast room.In fact we usually put over 40,000 patrons through the library every year. We also embraced new technology.Our IB kids all had to write a paper about the Silk Road, we had two books about the subject on our shelves, so what to do? Well we taught the kids early on about Google Books, they had over two thousand full text volumes about
the Silk Road.The internet is the single most important invention for the spread of knowledge since the printing press.And as we morph from a printed page to an electronic page success belongs to those able to embrace the new age of transfer.Librarians too have morphed from book counters to information experts.That is what we did all day.Not bad for a guy who could not even turn a computer on until I was 48 years old.Let the media be the message.

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Posted by Bob Busch on 04/06/2015 at 6:19 AM

Re: “In the Chicago Public Schools, promises are made to be broken

I was a librarian at Bogan HS when we went through the IB application process.
It took us three attempts to become an IB school.I was wondering if you called IB
and asked them what they think of all of this? We had about 100 IB students
who were given a REAL education which required the kids to think not just
regurgitate test answers.

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Posted by Bob Busch on 05/03/2013 at 1:17 PM

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