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Troy's plan on ending segregation in Chicago

October 14, 2018

The first step in racism is to malign one group of working people in the mind's of another group. In America, for instance, that's always meant maligning the character of working people of color to create distain and distrust in the eyes of working white people.

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Troy LaRaviere on The Young Turks

October 10, 2018

They are understaffed and set up to fail. It's not what's wrong with the schools, it's what's wrong with the government the runs the schools.

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Troy LaRaviere releases statement on trial of Jason Van Dyke

October 4, 2018

Our system does not always dispense justice on behalf of people of color--in particular black people. Today, we saw it happen.

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Chuy Garcia Rates the Mayoral Candidates

October 1, 2018

When asked about the candidates for mayor, Chuy Garcia named one candidate as progressive: Troy LaRaviere.

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Troy on the picket line

October 1, 2018

Chicago mayoral candidate Troy LaRaviere joins the picket line and gives an inspiring pep-talk to Chicago's striking hotel workers.

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Troy on his support of teachers

September 30, 2018

That was one of my proudest moments, that they're trying to fire me for supporting my teachers. Teachers do an extremely difficult job, and they deserve respect for doing it. You cannot put students first if you put teachers last.

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Troy LaRaviere releases his second video on the shooting of Laquan McDonald

September 26, 2018

Part 2 in our series is here. "Every life is worth our concern. Whatever group you assign that life to. Whatever race, religion gender, that life is worth our concern as human beings."

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Troy LaRaviere releases plans for 10,000 new teaching positions

September 24, 2018

The Troy for Chicago campaign announced plans for 10,000 new teaching positions in CPS; support and respect for educators.

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Troy criticizes Toni Preckwinkle's bid for mayor in the Sun Times

September 20, 2018

Troy LaRaviere, president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association, said her “failure to stand up to Emanuel” in the 2015 election “tells me that she would fail to stand up to the banks, real estate developers, and school privatizers who used Emanuel to rob and exploit Chicago residents.”

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Chicago Tribune: Troy on Toni Preckwinkle's bid for mayor

September 20, 2018

“Preckwinkle’s failure to stand up to Emanuel tells me that she would fail to stand up to the banks, real estate developers and school privatizers who used Emanuel to rob and exploit Chicago residents,” said LaRaviere, an African-American progressive who appeared in presidential campaign ads for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. “Can we expect Preckwinkle to have the political courage to stand up to these interests when she couldn’t even stand up to Emanuel?”

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Troy LaRaviere Unveils Education Platform

September 19, 2018

Mayoral candidate Troy LaRaviere unveiled his education platform today in a press conference held at the National Teachers Academy at 55 West Cermak in Chicago's South Loop.

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Troy LaRaviere releases statement on mayoral challenger Toni Preckwinkle

September 19, 2018

Toni Preckwinkle announced that she is running for mayor of Chicago. View my full statement here.

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Laquan McDonald Video Series Part 1

September 6, 2018

The first of several videos that follow the trial of Jason Van Dyke. This series gives us an opportunity to reflect and think deeply about this city's long history of police brutality against people of color, equity, reform of the police department and Laquan McDonald himself.

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Troy LaRaviere with Ken Davis in the Chicago Newsroom

September 5, 2018

"It's 11 million dollars. 11 million dollars for 2/3rds of the city, 55 million on one project, that is the height of inequity." Troy speaking on TIFs and more in the Chicago Newsroom with Ken Davis.

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Troy LaRaviere on The Patti Vasquez Show with Andrea Darlas

September 4, 2018

Troy on The Patti Vasquez Show with Andrea Darlas! Troy discusses the breaking news that Rahm Emanuel has decided to not run for re-election this upcoming year.

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Troy's speech at the Southsiders for Troy Fundraiser

August 18, 2018

Troy speaking at BJ's Market on his candidacy for Mayor

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Troy LaRaviere Releases Plan to Reduce Violence in Chicago

August 10, 2018

Troy LaRaviere releases his plan to reduce violence in Chicago. View his plan here: www.troyforchicago.com/issues

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Progressive Education: A Discussion with Troy LaRaviere

August 7, 2018

Earlier this month I traveled to Washington, D.C. and made a stop in Baltimore to sit down for an interview with the Real News Network. I discussed my position on taxes, schools, universal basic income, TIFs, charter schools and more.

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Full Statement on Consent Decree

July 31, 2018

Troy LaRaviere's full statement on the proposed consent decree for the Chicago Police Department.

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Troy on Middays with Perri Small on WVON

July 23, 2018

Listen to Troy's interview on Middays with Perri Small on WVON.

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Full statement on shooting of Harith Augustus

July 16, 2018

I demand the release of every officer’s video, and the accompanying audio files. We need to understand and examine the officers’ behavior, as well as the events that led to the tragic death of Harith Augustus.

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Video from 25th Ward IPO

July 14, 2018

Troy LaRaviere describes why he is running for Mayor of Chicago.

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LaRaviere is a values-oriented candidate and served as a Bernie Sanders convention delegate.

July 12, 2018

Although other Chicago mayoral candidates try to present themselves as "progressive," LaRaviere's focus is on real issues. He challenges establishment politics that cater to corrupt interests in the current administration. Chicago needs him in the Mayor's office.

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CPS accused of altering documents and denying special education services

May 4, 2018

Chicago principals association President Troy LaRaviere on Thursday accused Chicago Public Schools of altering a public record to cover up what he contended was an improper denial of special education services at a South Side elementary school. - Chicago Tribune

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The principal taking on Emanuel and corporate school reform

June 14, 2016

"Rahm Emanuel’s administration has an unhealthy obsession with redirecting our tax dollars toward people who don’t need them—the wealthy interests that support them. Anything that gets in the way of that—my work, the work of others—is a target." - Troy LaRaviere

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Troy LaRaviere risks job to speak out against Emanuel's dangerous borrorwing practices

February 15, 2016

"I worry far more about the ability of the young people coming to CPS about the knowledge and skill set that they need to get any job than I worry about me keeping one job." - Troy LaRaviere

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Troy calls out filthy schools scandal

September 17, 2014

"We also found that 93% of principals who responded to the survey, contacted someone in cnetral office and Aramark about their problems. And of those 93%, 91% of them said those problems had yet to be addressed." - Troy LaRaviere

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Troy LaRaviere rips CPS school budgets and Emanuel

July 18, 2013

It’s rare for CPS principals to publicly challenge district policy, and under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration principals have said they’ve been told not to talk to the press without getting prior approval. LaRaviere said his goal was to shine a light on the “real, on-the-ground conditions” students will face under the budget for the coming school year. - WBEZ

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