Sat. 12/3: Chicago Teacher's Union & Occupy Chicago Labor Outreach Workshop 10am - 4445 S. Drexel

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On December 3rd at 10 am, the Chicago Teachers Union and Occupy Chicago's Labor Outreach Committee will be holding a workshop at King College Prep High School, 4445 S. Drexel. A leaked memo from the Chicago Public Schools reveals that "Mayor 1%" Emanuel wants to close nearly 140 schools in the next two years. By cutting funds for public education, "Mayor 1%" hopes to open more private schools, and weaken the Chicago Teachers Union. Not surprisingly, the Chicago Board of Education is dominated by 1 percenters, including billionaire Penny Pritzker, and former CEO of the Chicago Board of Trade David Vitale, who is now president of the Chicago Board of Education. In recent years, parents at many schools have led vigorous efforts to fight such closings, staving off the attacks through resilient partnerships and public action. All this and more will be covered at the workshop this Saturday. Please join us! 

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AUSL Managing Chicago's Turn Around Schools

Some Research on Chicago Public Schools increasing Privatization.

City of Chicago / Mayoral Page Link = http://goo.gl/qZGO3 This is a link to the Mayor's Official Announcement of the Turn Around School Program's latest. According to the above link: CPS has proposed 10 new turnaround schools serving 5,800 students for the 2012-2013 school year including a record six schools to be managed by AUSL.

AUSL is a Private Firm. This is a Link to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR AUSL = http://www.ausl-chicago.org/about-board.html . With a few exceptions, Google searches reveal members are connected to Large Financial Investment Firms.

Of interest is Mike S. Zafirovski http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRRRmKO2 ... e=youtu.be http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_S._Zafirovski

John Cook> McKinsey&Co & Brown-Forman http://j.mp/4YVwuR http://j.mp/w1YN6X MEET THE BOARD OF

AUSL - The Executive Board Managing the new "TURN AROUND SCHOOLS"

Martin J. Koldyke* Founder and Chair EmeritusAUSL John Cook* Chairman AUSL McKinsey & Company Mike Zafirovski* Vice Chairman AUSL Former CEO, Nortel Dr. Donald Feinstein* Executive Director AUSL Merrick Axel Principal, Thoma Cressy Bravo Dominic Belmonte President & CEO, Golden Apple Foundation Susan M. Benton Partner, Winston & Strawn Marshall B. Bouton President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs Mary Ellen Caron President and CEO, The Hope Institute for Children and Families William Hobert Managing Member, WH Trading Craig K. Huffman Managing Director, Ascendance Partners, LLC Michael Keiser President, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort Robert E. King Chairman, Salt Creek Ventures Rev. Dr. W. W. Matthews, Sr., BS, THD Pastor, Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church Dr. Nivine Megahed President National Louis University Jordan Meranus* Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund Cordelia C. “Dea” Meyer VP, Civic Committee of The Commercial Club Kenneth W. Miller* Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman Julian Posada President, Chicago Fire Soccer Club Ralph Rydholm President, R2 Consulting Ben Shapiro* Manager of Mason Avenue Investments Greg Simoncini Owner Simoncini Strategies Professor Louis W. Stern* Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University Eric Strobel Business Management Consultant Kay Torshen Torshen Capital Management Carmita Vaughn CEO, CURE Gail Ward Founder/Principal, Walter Payton College Prep High School, Retired 2008 Todd Warnock Founding Partner & Senior Advisor, Roundtable Healthcare Partners