Posts tagged "Chicago Public Schools"
More important than Preckwinkle's endorsement in 2nd CD Democratic Primary: Berkowitz w/Dem 2nd CD Candidate Rev. Anthony Williams and Republican 2nd CD candidate McAllister, cable and web
Revised and supplemented on Tuesday, 7:15 pm. A big deal that Preckwinkle endorsed 2nd CD candidate State Senator Toi Hutchinson yesterday? Of course not, nobody cares much about what Preckwinkle thinks about the 2nd CD. Why should they? As if Preckwinkle would know anything about the 2nd Congressional District or the issues important to that... Read more »
Jeff Berkowitz: …what is [Mayor Emanuel] getting an A or B for, if the three major things he was elected [to work on], he hasn’t improved? Nick Bogert: An A or B for taking it on, and I don’t think you turn the battleship around in a year. [From “Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz,” taped... Read more »
Fox Chicago’s Mike Flannery or Anna Davlantes [if she woke up from her deep slumber] could have said, “Tammy, everybody knows Cong. Joe Walsh is right—at least, in the sense that the sticking point in the negotiations was that the teachers’ union didn’t want tenured teachers who were classified as ‘needing improvement,’ and didn’t improve,... Read more »
Robin Steans [Advance Illinois]: …Any charter school starts with a group of students and they look at them and say, our job is to get the kids from where they are today to where we want them to be…and there is nothing to stop us, except our own imagination…there is a burden and there is... Read more »
The horrendous state of the Chicago Public Schools, 1980-2010: the setting for the Byrne-Zorn debate
The Byrne-Zorn Debate on school vouchers Eric Zorn and Dennis Byrne started an online debate on School Choice-School Vouchers. I made some extended comments. The tone, tenor and substance of the debate, and the numerous comments received on Zorn’s site are first rate. It struck me, though, there was one thing lacking: Any discussion... Read more »