Posts tagged "School Vouchers"

Bettter than Donald Trump debating Megyn Kelly, Berkowitz w/ UChicago economist Allen Sanderson on minimum wages and school choice, Cable and Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features University of Chicago Senior Lecturer in economics, Allen Sanderson, discussing, among other issues, minimum wages, unemployment, charter schools, education reform, the low rate of literacy in CPS, school vouchers  and school choice.    The show airs throughout the City of Chicago tonight at 8:30 pm and... Read more »

Of Charter Schools, School Choice, CPS Borrowing $1.2 Billion and yesterday's CPS School Board Meeting

Jeff Berkowitz: ... Charter schools are not given [the money for] their capital costs [by CPS].  They have to raise that money [privately]. The traditional neighborhood schools are given that money. So, is that equal? Interim CPS CEO Jesse Ruiz: We treat all schools equally and support all our schools and obviously, we have more... Read more »

Better than Rachel Maddow interviewing Gov. Scott Walker: Berkowitz w/Obama's former Chief Economic Adviser Austan Goolsbee, Cable and Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Austan Goolsbee, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and Chief Economic Adviser to President Obama. The show airs throughout the City of Chicago at 8:30 pm and  midnight on Cable Ch. 21 [CAN TV]. Topics discussed by show host Jeff Berkowitz with UChicago Business... Read more »
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Better than Chicago Tonight's Carol Marin w/Paul Vallas or Donald Trump: Berkowitz w/Barack Obama on Cable tonight at 8:30 & Midnight

Barack Obama: I would support anything that is going to be better off for the children of Illinois. Jeff Berkowitz: Including school vouchers, if you are persuaded? Tonight’s city of Chicago edition of Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz features then State Senator Barack Obama being interviewed by the show host about Obama’s support for Rod... Read more »

Ald. Pawar w/fellow high school cartel protectionists impede Noble Academy from competing in Uptown

–Mayor Emanuel rolled by high school admininstrators and pols As this reporter wrote about a month ago, Mayor Emanuel was rolled by high school administrators from Lakeview, Amundsen, Uplift, Senn and Sullivan who were seeking to protect their cartel from competition.  The schools’ cartel got protection from their compliant politicians, led by Ald. Pawar.  See... Read more »

Mayor Emanuel, Vitale and Ruiz rolled by education monopoly protectionists: CPS Board sends Uptown Noble Academy charter school kids packing-- for now.

Content revised and video link added at 3:30 pm on Thursday. It is as if Rahm Emanuel said, “All those pols, making such a fuss.  Well, then, Damn the kids. I can’t help everybody.” Yesterday, some major damage was done by the CPS Board to the education opportunities for many kids in Chicago. But, before... Read more »
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"Free to Choose," comes to Chicago's North Side: CPS likely to approve this morning Nobel Academy's expansion to a 900 student Uptown High School

Link to Video of Ald. Pawar on “Public Affairs,” added Wednesday at 10:45 am CPS CEO Ruiz to support today Charter School expansion to Uptown. According to a written report to the CPS board, Interim CPS CEO Jesse Ruiz (who recently stepped into his position from his CPS board seat to replace the “under investigation”... Read more »

Berkowitz w/Barack Obama on School Choice, School Vouchers and racial profiling: On cable tonight

Sen. Obama: What I am persuaded by is that there a bunch of creative ways– whether it is charters creating competition within the schools, or thinking about tax programs that potentially facilitate low income persons to exercise various options– I think all those things are on the table… Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public... Read more »

Better than Chicago Tonight's Phil Ponce w/ the newly minted CT correspondent Amanda Vanicky: Berkowitz w/ State Rep. Tom Morrison, Cable and Web

Despite media reports to the contrary, Illinois’ Fiscal 2016 budget deficit is only about four billion dollars. Can the Governor and the legislature come up with four billion dollars in revenue increases, spending cuts and savings from the Governor’s proposed Turnaround Agenda reforms? Because almost 75% of the Illinois budget (General Revenue Fund) is consumed by Medicaid,... Read more »
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A seven step program to fix IL Governor Bruce Rauner's Fiscal 2016 budget deficit

Governor Rauner…can honestly say his balanced budget and … legislation …are consistent with the principles he laid out during his election campaign.  –Gov. Bruce Rauner’s principles.  If you think like Bruce Rauner, there is no point in being Governor unless you  wake up every day with a plan of  action to implement your principles-- and... Read more »