Posts tagged "School Vouchers"

Is IL closer to getting a state budget & reforms than a year ago? Berkowitz w/ trial lawyer Matt Belcher, 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... Read more »

Where did Gov. Rauner’s "Right stuff," on education/economic reforms go? Can he recover?

In the olden days, as a candidate in 2014, self-made billionaire businessman Rauner actually stood for something: Bringing true reforms and economic growth to the State. Go on, Governor, get in the game. You’ve got the Right Stuff. I once saw it in you. As the song goes, “Long ago it must be. I have... 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 »
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New IL political power triumvirate: Rauner, Tillman and Proft; Rauner and 4 Tops meet-up

Video links [Rauner, Tillman and Proft] added on Sunday, 12:20 pm Gov. Rauner is of course the Quarterback of this new triad, leading the charge with his vast wealth, estimated to be in excess of a billion dollars in net worth... ************** Gov. Rauner held a press conference yesterday for the first time in about... 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 »

Ten things to know about Trump’s Presidential Campaign Pivot

In a sharp image turnaround, team Trump is now casting its leader as Mr. Inclusive, who represents low income African-Americans and Hispanics, the LGBT community … The election is now being painted by team Trump as a referendum on Hillary… Kellyanne Conway, the first female Republican presidential nominee campaign manager, played a major role in... Read more »
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UChicago Charter School outperforms CPS traditional neighborhood schools: Watch NKO campus principal Tonya Howell w/Berkowiz, 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. ************************** Did CPS CEO Forrest... Read more »

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 »

Can and should the Democrats and Republicans agree on Workers' Comp. reform? Watch Berkowitz debate that issue w/plaintiff's trial lawyer Matt Belcher, cable/web

We are told that the most likely of Gov. Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda reforms that the Democratic Party leadership would support  in exchange for Governor Rauner’s support of new tax revenue to finance a variety of state government spending high on the Democratic Party’s wish list  are state employee pension reform and worker’s comp. reform. State... Read more »
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Is a Speaker Madigan-Gov. Rauner compromise feasible on Worker's Comp. reform legislation? Watch Berkowitz w/Plaintiff's' trial lawyer Matt Belcher, 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 »