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Congrats to the local Greek food restaurateurs in the Dekalb area

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Well, he did say he wants to continue his "Chat and Chews." He also said he wants to start work before July 1 even though he just sent an email to parents saying his last day in Evanston will be 30 June.

Keeping the side gigs up until the end!

https://www.ajc.com/education/dekalb-county-school-board-hires-devon-horton-as-superintendent/CJRUK3XOKJBBBOWOACSZKWWKIU/

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Interesting tidbits when you enter his name in this website. Does anyone do background checks anymore?

https://casesearch.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/CivilCaseSearchAPI.aspx

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Yeah I've seen all of those + his bankruptcies. I haven't written about it because it's hard to write about without seeming petty.

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Have you done any digging into Joey Halipern's many consultancies? He quit his job as a principal a couple of years ago and I think he spends most of its time running something called InnovateK12. My sense is that these consultancies cross pollinate quite a bit and that there is a "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" mentality in that world.

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For instance, Halipern's InnovateK12 has a "strategic partnership" with the "Agile Evolutionary Group."

https://twitter.com/JoeyHailpern/status/1598123137056800768

You look at the Agile Evolutionary Group's website and it sounds basically identical to all the other platitudinous hokey pokey consultants that the District hires all the time for "leadership training" nonsense. How long until we see a $20,000 contract issued by D65 for some ridiculous training regiment from Agile?

https://agileevolutionarygroup.com/

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Looking more into the Agile Evolutionary Group founder, I am betting that he will be the next D65 superintendent. It shows absolutely zero shame that Halperin is running around, going to parties and posting photos on social media with this guy after he had to quit his last superintendent job for engaging in sexual harassment.

https://www.middletownpress.com/news/article/Middletown-lawsuit-sexual-harassment-Conner-17586921.php

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👀

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May 3, 2023·edited May 3, 2023

After Joey emailed back and forth about a number of concerns with a friend he stated no more Columbus Day because kids shouldn’t know about statues of murderers, and that black and brown students have no identities because of the white world they live in. Then Joey in court to prosector after never asking parent to stop communicating (he came with friend business Lindsay Ryan who also never sent one single response to a parent she arrested). Then even after a judge stated to the Franczek district lawyer that parents can bring up concerns about children to school staff via email (Tom has court transcript) Joey plays literal victim for months and months after what the judge says, even making up lies to police to do anything to silence this parent. causing the fam to be run out of their hometown. Tom mentioned a South Park episode previously

watch the Columbus Day one- season 21 ep 3. Joey is like the one guy

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Brian - this court transcript you are referencing here I believe is a document involved in some kind of order involving *you*, not wrongdoing by the District and the Judge ruled in the District's favor. Do you really want to be commenting here?

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I thought you were leaving the site

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May 1, 2023·edited May 1, 2023

Can anyone name one politician that hasn’t hired all of their clique/ and their friends? Especially a Democrat. Especially in Illinois or Chicago this is all that I’ve seen happen in my entire life

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I thought you were quitting the site

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Great post.

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Apr 19, 2023·edited Apr 19, 2023

I am starting to find the articles and the commentary hypocritical. this is wrong, but him using the same company to post emails that parents sent him you said there was no ethical problem with.

Oh no did he forget to check a box?

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I have no idea what you're talking about but listen, I'm going to give you this warning once. You've been creating dozens of fake accounts on here every day to comment. If you create another fake account I'm going to permanently ban you and delete any future comment you post, no matter how polite. Be critical of me all you want but play within the rules and cut out the fake accounts. Got it?

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You seem to have not listened and created more fake accounts. You are perma-banned

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Seriously, what has the board been doing?!

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I hope the board can recognize that we got played here, he was clearly gunning for a bigger role the entire time. All the national media attention, public spats, etc were all for attention so he could lever up to a bigger con.

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Equity is the con

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