Unit 5 union tax return

By: Diane Benjamin Unlike District 87’s handwritten return, Unit 5’s Teachers Union paid a CPA firm to do theirs. I have a 2020 return for them: https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/371245404/04_2021_prefixes_37-38%2F371245404_202006_990EO_2021042217989367 First thing to notice is they don’t take in near as much money from members as District 87 (2006: $187,804): Note the last line above: $319,389 on hand […]

Unit 5 tomorrow – they already decided

By: Diane Benjamin Thanks to Becky Swan for letting me know Unit 5 is holding a special meeting tomorrow. From their website, they already decided your kids need to wear masks: If you have to wear a mask if you aren’t vaccinated to attend, think kids are going to exempt? Maybe they will discriminate against […]

Teaching Media Literacy?

By: Diane Benjamin Pritzker has signed a bill requiring schools to teach media literacy. How will this be implemented? Will the Russia hoax media be recommended? How about the Charlottesville hoax media? Why is only conservative media reporting Covid-positive illegals flooding the southern border and being flown across the country by the military and released? […]

The Difference between Equality and Equity

I’ve been saving this story since March. It clearly explains where we are and why. Excerpts: Benjamin Franklin explained it best when he said “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself”. That is equality! I just saw another simple explanation of the difference between equality and […]

Unmask the kids-McLean County

By: Diane Benjamin The McLean County Board Health Committee met yesterday. One mother gave Public Comment. Julie Bakewell presented the Resolution below to Committee Chair Susan Schafer. The Resolution is a revised version of one another Illinois County has already passed. Julie spells out why Pritzker’s Executive Orders are meaningless and IDPH and ISBE have […]

Look who is driving race based teaching locally

By: Diane Benjamin Keep in mind while reading: Illinois got an “F” in teaching history and civics: https://blnnews.com/2021/07/03/the-enemy-within-is-the-public-schools/ All of the information below was received months ago from Unit 5 by FOIA. What does this tell you? Are teachers “historians” or teachers of history? Should teachers be “activists” and teaching their students to mimic them? […]

The Enemy Within is the Public Schools

By: Diane Benjamin The Fordham Institute examined education in all 50 states for content in Civics and History. Illinois was given an F, as in failing to education in both areas Illinois begins on PDF page 122: https://fordhaminstitute.org/sites/default/files/publication/pdfs/20210623-state-state-standards-civics-and-us-history-20210.pdf#new_tab Excerpts: Grand Finale: Tell me why the people running the Illinois State Board of Education and everyone […]

Equity?

By: Diane Benjamin H/t a reader Does EQUITY apply to sports in District 87 and Unit 5? If: Every child who wants to play can’t, where’s the EQUITY? Every child doesn’t get equal playing time, where’s the EQUITY? Why is the score kept? Doesn’t that violate EQUITY? If EQUITY doesn’t apply to sports, why does […]

Critical Race Theory: Illinois Teacher Sues District Over ‘Equity’ Push

Source: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/06/critical-race-theory-illinois-teacher-sues-district-over-equity-push/ Excerpts: Illinois drama teacher Stacy Deemer sued the Evanston-Skokie School District (District 65) over its critical race theory training classes with ‘highly racial content that stereotypes White people.” The teacher claims the school is violating the Constitution. The teacher brought the lawsuit under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and Title VI of […]

Proof 1619 Project isn’t history

By: Diane Benjamin Local school Districts claim the 1619 Project isn’t being taught. Obviously it is since numerous students mentioned it at the District 87 School Board meeting. See this article, the author even admits it isn’t history: https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/07/1619-project-creator-admits-it-is-not-a-history-but-a-fight-to-control-the-national-narrative/ Nikole Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer prize for her fiction however. First the Nobel Prize (Obama) diminishes […]

What should happen to teachers who publicly state they will Violate the Law?

By: Diane Benjamin This Unit 5 teacher did: He supposedly teaches music. I wonder how Critical Race Theory fits into music? The story: https://www.dailywire.com/news/here-are-the-thousands-of-teachers-who-say-theyre-willing-to-violate-law-to-keep-pushing-crt Here Are The Thousands Of Teachers Who Say They’re Willing To Violate Law To Keep Pushing CRT Excerpts: Thousands of teachers have pledged to continue teaching based on critical race theory even […]

Attention State Farm:

By: Diane Benjamin The radical local leftists are trying to get a State Farm employee fired. During the Unit 5 School Board meeting they claim he gave the Nazi hand gesture, he didn’t. He merely raised his hand that he was guilty of not wearing his mask. If State Farm complies with the demands of […]

District 87 violates the Open Meetings Act

From Edgar County Watchdogs: https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/06/bloomington-school-district-87-violates-open-meetings-act/?fbclid=IwAR2P_UP6DP2sdvB6N_rnszJdn1zMDt00TU7kr5UfkCT3FABVn9fTFeryjFQ Excerpt: Bloomington School District 87 has been violating the Open Meetings Act by demanding people reveal their home addresses in order to participate in public comment. The Illinois Attorney General has already issued multiple opinions, at least as far back as 2014, stating that requiring addresses to speak, or even to […]

District 87: Lies or Rogue teacher?

By: Diane Benjamin A reader sent some questions to District 87. The response was written by: Dr. Diane Wolf Assistant Superintendent Curriculum and Instruction District 87 Question: What is the district’s position on the 1619 project and its use in the school’s curriculum?  Response: We do not and never have used the 1619 project as […]

3 more comments from Unit 5

By: Diane Benjamin Expecting public schools to not indoctrinate kids is never going to happen. Instead parents need to demand School Choice. Where your kids go to school should not be decided based on your zip code. It is discriminatory to low income kids who often get tossed into schools with substandard education. If the […]

Unit 5 tragic comment

By: Diane Benjamin I taped this clip from the Live Stream video. This speaker claims to be a 30 year old transgender graduate who fears for his life from the domestic terrorists who spoke at the District 87 Board meeting. He claims his dad told him to not get “shot”. There are no bridges to […]

District 87: Hiding the truth

By: Diane Benjamin I’ve known about the 1619 Project for quite awhile. It is fake history written to make people think America was racist from the start and therefore must be abolished. It is Critical Race Theory meant only to divide people by race. The videos of the kids who spoke at the District 87 […]

SB 818 – Sexualizing your kids

By: Diane Benjamin This bill has passed both houses in Springfield by democrats only and is waiting for Pritzker’s signature. Call his office and demand he veto it: 217-782-6830.   Why? Because this is what it does: Unfunded mandate that destroys local control over curriculum Sexually grooms young children by introducing sensitive and inappropriate topics […]

District 87 DOESN’T care what parents said

By: Diane Benjamin h/t a reader The response below is what District 87 thinks of parents and other citizens who showed up to the school board meeting last week, they couldn’t care less what you have to say about education: Anybody surprised? They don’t work for you, they just want your money. This came from […]

Update:  Six Things To Know

East Washington is getting water, sewer, and road.  $4.3 million, its going to be closed for quite awhile. By: Diane Benjamin 1) A citizens of Normal wants to know how many hours of staff time has been invested in the Underpass project. The Town of Normal claims they don’t keep track. At the last council […]

2 District 87 kids: 1619 Project

By: Diane Benjamin I have a ton of videos from the District 87 Board meeting. I might post more or I might not. They take along time to load! If you want to see some awesome parents who spoke or more of the kids let me know. Below are two of kids who mentioned the […]

More District 87

By: Diane Benjamin I will be posting videos of some of the students who spoke. The 1619 Project is mentioned at least 3 times by them. Unless you know what it is you can not understand the destruction studying it has caused. First it was edited and compiled by a New York Times reporter. If […]

2 more videos from Dist 87 Board meeting

By: Diane Benjamin If you don’t know Ty Smith you should. He can be heard on Cities 92.9 at 3:00pm on Saturdays. We spoke twice at the District 87 School Board meeting. We has a fascinating story who most people would think should be just another Chicago poor black kid statistic. He refused to accept […]

District 87 Board TONIGHT

The next regular Board of Education meeting will be at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The meeting will be held at the Educational Services Center, 300 E. Monroe Street, Bloomington, IL.  Phase IV limitations are that no more than 50 people are allowed in the Community Room. Masks are required; there is no […]

Is your school teaching Marxist Social Justice?

By: Diane Benjamin Judicial Watch obtained the below from a Maryland public school. https://www.judicialwatch.org/investigative-bulletin/maga-under-fire-radical-racists-storm-american-education/ Since public schools are controlled by the left, you need to find out if this is being taught to your kids: If you voted for Trump, you are a racist. If you deny white privilege, you are a racist. If you […]