Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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Principal says Emanuel administration stifles dissent 

7:10 a.m. CDT, May 14, 2014

North Side grammar school principal touched a nerve with colleagues and created a fresh political wrinkle for Mayor Rahm Emanuel with an op-ed article laying bare what he says is a culture of silencing anyone who disagrees with the administration's education policies.

The article by Blaine Elementary Principal Troy LaRaviere, which appeared in Saturday's Sun-Times, led several of his fellow principals to jump in with support and their own criticism, both on a blog he maintains and in Catalyst, a magazine that covers Chicago Public Schools.

LaRaviere's piece also presents another political challenge for Emanuel going into an election year: An attack on the administration's cornerstone education initiatives from a well-respected African-American principal at a high-performing school in the heart of the mayor's North Side base.

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This on the heels of Chicago Teachers Union taking a firm stance against Common Core...

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