Tag: Forrest Claypool

Watch Berkowitz handicap Chicago's Mayoral Race: Rahm, McCarthy,Lightfoot.... Web & Cable

Berkowitz: Rahm has a knack for raising money… telling me, “What kind of courage does it take to raise money—what are they going to do? Cut your phone wire.”  Berkowitz: Lori would be the first Chicago LGBT Mayor …yet some or many of the progressives think Lori is not progressive enough…for ex,.. Jeff Berkowitz:  Garry... Read more »

Watch Berkowitz w/Chi Mayor Cand. Troy LaRaviere on a CPD murder and CPS major F up (Too few staff?): Cable & Web

Troy LaRaviere: [A white Chicago police officer], Jason van Dyke, saw a threat [from a black Laquan McDonald]  that was not there…He and millions of other people in this culture have been conditioned to see that threat when they are confronted with a black body…. You can’t enslave people for over 200 years and get... Read more »

Watch Berkowitz w/Neal Sales-Griffin, Chicago Mayoral Candidate, on CPD Murder & CPS sexual abuse, Cable & Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Chicago Mayoral Candidate Neal Sales-Griffin, a 30 year old high tech entrepreneur who grew up on the South Side of Chicago.  The program airs throughout Chicago at 8:30 pm and Midnight on Cable Ch. 21 [CAN TV]. You can also watch the program featuring Sales-Griffin, who... Read more »

Has Gov. Rauner already lost to Dem JB Pritzker in the Governor's race? Berkowitz w/pundit Robling, Cable & Web

Chris Robling [pundit]:…What we are talking about is an irreparably broken relationship between Rauner and the base of the State GOP, which will cause Pritzker to win, so Republicans will have zero re-districting influence in 2021. Berkowitz: … I will discuss, at the end of tonight’s show, how to repair the relationship between Rauner and... 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 »

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 »

CPS CEO Forrest Claypool may invite Gov. Rauner to visit CPS for a “Peace Meeting.”

Berkowitz: …Taking a lesson from what your students were saying this morning [about peace]. I  heard them say, “Reach out.” … Give the Governor a call. Make clear you want to sit down in a reasonable way and see if you can advance the ball. I just don’t see what would be hurt by doing... Read more »

Gov. Rauner to Democrats: Let’s raise taxes, adopt some reforms and help CPS and other low income school districts [watch this]

  So, you don’t believe Rauner said yesterday he wants a tax hike now, as part of an overall … solution involving the state budget, SOME structural reforms and assistance for low income school districts, including Chicago?…Listen to and watch the Governor, in his own words…     What did Governor Rauner really say at yesterday’s press... Read more »

Berkowitz w/ former Gov. Candidate Gidwitz on why State Government was slow to resolve the budget impasse and much, much more, Cable/Web

Berkowitz: How have we made the cost of hiring employees so expensive? Ron Gidwitz: Regulation. The tax burden…  And, In this state…  a whole list of things that are required by Chicago, Cook  County and state government that make it much more difficult to conduct manufacturing operations here than, say, even a location as close... Read more »