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Unlike New Trier H.S., Dan & Amy Present Both Sides, Side-by-Side On Race Seminar

New Trier High School parent Paul Traynor joined Dan & Amy in studio to discuss the New Trier race seminar occurring today and answer the question, why not accede to parents concerns of providing more academic and intellectual perspectives on the range of issues from race to economics?

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CPS' Leadership Is Failing Students & Taxpayers

Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool says he isn't sure how CPS teacher pensions are calculated. But Dan Proft and Pat Hughes, co-founder of the Illinois Opportunity Project, break down the numbers with Illinois Policy's Ted Dabrowski, and show why CPS is both financially and morally bankrupt. They also explain how the Senate's "grand bargain" of multibillion dollar tax hikes could be on its way back, and why Gov. Bruce Rauner must forcefully oppose it.

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NTHS Superintendent Yonke Has Lost Her Way -- Forcing Students To Attend White Privilege Day

You've been warned. 

     

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This is Pat Hughes with this week’s Upstream Ideas ‘Two Minute Warning.’  So I bet you thought---or at least hoped---that liberal indoctrination in schools was limited to crazy college professors and their snowflake co-eds. If only. At New Trier High School, the leftist bureaucrats---led by $419,000 per year Democrat Superintendent Linda Yonke---are forcing students to attend a Seminar Day On Race featuring lectures on “systemic racism” “white privilege” and “unconscious bias”. A group of parents urging administrators to add competing views --- or let kids opt out of being called racist all day--- have been dismissed by Yonke and her posse of overpaid radicals. The irony is that if left leaning administrators and teachers want students to understand--- as one lecture topic put it---“Today’s Struggles for Racial Civil Rights”; they should spend some time in the failing Chicago Public Schools that deny thousands of black students a chance at the American dream every year. Instead of hosting a workshop on “Music Vs. Gun Violence” they should look 25 miles south to the 6,500 block of Chicago’s South King Drive where earlier this month 11-year-old Takiya Holmes was shot. If they want to learn about “quote un-quote” “Black Economics”, they should visit so many other communities in Illinois, the state with the highest African American unemployment in the nation. Rather than race bait in their cozy enclave, they should have hard conversations with the union bosses who represent them and the Democrat politicians they support who have caused the very problems they claim to care about. Instead, Yonke and her crew will continue to pose as the enlightnened---collecting their giant salaries and million dollar pensions paid by parents for whom they have contempt--- while their hard left views hurt so many in the real world. Each day, while the rest of the state burns, these administrator activists will hide behind New Trier’s motto: “To commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion, and lives to the service of humanity”. Empty rhetoric laid bare by those---like Yonke---who have lost their way and who---without resistance---will force your kids to follow. You’ve been warned.

   

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NT Officials May Have Violated Their Own School Policy In Mandatory Race Seminar. Legal Review Launched.

The Senate's "grand bargain" featuring billions in tax hikes is shelved for now. Dan Proft and Pat Hughes discuss what lawmakers must do, and why Christine Radogno – partnering with John Cullerton – has failed as a leader. They also discuss the growing divide between Illinois' downstate economy and Chicago, as well as the growing competition from Illinois' border states – all of which are now Right to Work.

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New Trier’s Race Seminar Features Both Kinds Of Public K-12 Education

Much attention is focused on the totalitarian re-education camps that college campuses have become. But it’s in K-12 where the indoctrination is generally begun.

A case study is New Trier High School, a top public high school in Illinois that enjoys a national reputation because of its many famous graduates in the arts and politics including Rock Hudson, Charlton Heston, Scott Turow, Liz Phair and Don Rumsfeld.

Located in a wealthy, suburban enclave, black students account for less than 1% of New Trier’s student body.

To make up for its diversity deficit, the high school’s $420,000/year superintendent and her administrative cadre of six-figure, dyed-in-the-wool Democrats instituted a mandatory racial rights seminar day during Black History Month.

A review of the seminar’s offerings reveals the Black-Lives-Matter-directed sessions to be among the more measured amid those that characterize the Chicago Police as perpetrators of urban genocide and Colin Kaepernick’s bended knee as something that should be immortalized in bronze.

A parents group objected to the one-sidedness of the program suggesting conservative black speakers to broaden the perspectives for consideration by students.

That notion was summarily rejected.

Just as Bob’s Country Bunker in “The Blues Brothers” featured both kinds of music, country and western, so one of the country’s best high schools features both kinds of public K-12 education, virtue-signaling and bigot-baiting.

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"I Am A Black Parent Of Child At New Trier..."

Robert Blackwell, New Trier parent, explains why he opposes the mandatory seminar day on race at New Trier High School.

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New Trier HS To Parents: You're Not Welcome

Dan & Amy were joined by Betsy Hart, the mother of two students at New Trier High School (NTHS). On February 28th, NTHS students are required to attend an all-day seminar on race relations in America featuring the #BlackLivesMatter perspective on the topic. When Betsy asked the school why parents weren’t involved in planning the day, she was told it wasn’t their place. Betsy, along with many NTHS parents believe the day lacks intellectual diversity and is disconnected from a robust discussion of what has hurt and what could help families struggling in urban centers like Chicago and elsewhere.

For more information on the seminar day, as well as the course offerings, visit: http://www.newtrier.k12.il.us/SeminarDay/

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