Posts tagged "CPS"

Watch Berkowitz w/ State Rep. Ives on Illinois' pressing economic issues and education, cable and web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features a flashback to State Rep. Jeanne Ives’ (R-Wheaton) appearance on our show two months prior to Bruce Rauner’s November, 2014  election as IL Governor.  The Ives’ show airs at 8:30 pm and midnight on Cable Ch. 21 (CAN TV). You also watch the show with Rep.... Read more »

Watch Barack Obama, open to school vouchers, in his June, 2002 debate w/Berkowitz, Cable and Web

Barack Obama: I am willing to listen to these arguments [in favor of school vouchers- school choice]  and see if I can be persuaded that ultimately, kids would be better off, then- Jeff Berkowitz: You would support school vouchers? ****************** Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features an insightful look at the President–... Read more »

Better than an Obama bug on a Rauner/Madigan negotiation: Berkowitz w/workers' comp/trial lawyer Matt Belcher,Cable/Web

Matt Belcher: What [Republican House Leader Durkin] wants to do is to say that anybody who is middle aged or has any sort of pre-existing degenerative condition no longer gets workers’ compensation. Jeff Berkowitz: Can that really be true? What’s next on Public Affairs? Berkowitz mediating a discussion and resolution of the workers comp. reform... Read more »
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What if Gov. Rauner promoted school choice? Berkowitz w/UChicago Charter School principal Howell:Cable/Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Tonya Howell, Principal (aka Director) at the North Kenwood Oakland (NKO) campus of the UChicago Charter School.   The program, focusing on the characteristics that enables UChicago Charter School and  other CPS charter schools, to outperform , on average, other open enrollment CPS schools, airs at... Read more »

Watch the uplifting story of principal Tonya Howell and the UChicago NKO campus Charter School: Berkowitz w/Howell, Cable/Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Tonya Howell, Principal (aka Director) at the North Kenwood Oakland (NKO) campus of the UChicago Charter School.   The program, focusing on the characteristics that enables UChicago Charter School and  other CPS charter schools, to outperform , on average, other open enrollment CPS schools, airs at... Read more »

Berkowitz 1 on 1 with CTU President Karen Lewis on charter school miracles and some bad CPS teachers

Jeff Berkowitz: What’s the biggest lie you think [the charter schools] tell? Karen Lewis: The biggest lie they tell is, “That we [charter schools] can do miraculous things for your child that CPS [traditional neighborhood schools] can’t do.” CTU President Karen Lewis asks Berkowitz: Who are you, by the way… ******* –CTU’s effort to snuff... Read more »
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Better than tomorrow's Presidential Debate: Belcher on Worker's Comp. causation issue, Speaker Madigan's compromise & state's business litigation climate, Cable/Web

What happens, hypothetically speaking, when Speaker Madigan asks a typical plaintiff’s trial lawyer specializing in Worker’s comp. insurance cases to reach a compromise on the causation standard used  to resolve Worker’s compensation lawsuits?  Does Illinois have a bad business litigation climate relative to surrounding states and if so why? Could more charter and voucher school... Read more »

Black Lives Matter: UChicago Charter School's NKO principal Tonya Howell, Cable/Web

Jeff Berkowitz: Kids who are not reading at grade level, you’ve got a plan, you’ve got resources, you’ve got teachers– you will get them up to grade level? UChicago Charter School Principal Tonya Howell: Absolutely, 100% Berkowitz: You’re sure, you’re sure? You will take a blood oath? Howell:   Yes. ************************** Tonight’s City of Chicago... Read more »

State budget deal in Springfield almost done: CPS and State Government roll on, Rauner gets one reform-maybe

The soup is simmering and almost ready to eat. All it needs is some seasoning.    There might come a day… when Madigan… will be willing to fall backwards, on the promise that Rauner… will catch him. Maybe.      Governor Rauner and his Republican legislative leader colleagues (Durkin, House and Radogno, Senate) met Tuesday and... Read more »
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This week, Watch Berkowitz debate workers' comp. lawyer Matt Belcher; Next week, Watch Berkowitz debate Judge Posner, Cable/web

What would happen, hypothetically speaking, if Speaker Madigan were to ask a typical plaintiff’s trial lawyer specializing in Worker’s comp. insurance cases to reach a compromise on the causation standard used  to resolve Worker’s compensation lawsuits?  Would that lawyer, or an association of such lawyers, be likely to agree to a compromise on the causation... Read more »