Tag: School Vouchers

Better than Serafin's Christmas Party tonight at Butch Mcguire's: Berkowitz w/ a then charming Obama, Cable & Web

Tonight’s Chicago metro suburban  edition of Public Affairs (See airing schedule, below) features Barack Obama, who was quite a charmer in July, 2000, when he was interviewed  by show host Jeff Berkowitz.  Discussion includes a real, thoughtful dialogue about, among other public policy issues, the role of church based organizations in assisting low income people,... Read more »

Berkowitz w/10th CD Republican Primary candidate Doug Bennett: A conservative? Cable/Web

Doug Bennett (R-Deerfield): I think [Trump’s decision on the Paris Accord]  is the right decision. Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Doug Bennett, 54,  running in a contested 10th Cong. District Republican Primary. The show airs throughout the City proper at 8:30 pm and midnight on Cable Ch. 21 [CAN TV]. You... Read more »

Leading Dem Gov Primary Candidates Pritzker, Kennedy & Biss at Rainbow Push: Eye on the Prize.

Only three of the six candidates have a shot to win the Dem Primary Pritzker and Kennedy seem to view [a Progressive Income Tax] as a means to provide a free lunch to middle class and low income voters. The real news is that there was no mention of or questions about reforming state employee... Read more »

Gov. Emasculated or Gov. No new taxes unless we get real reforms? Will the real Gov. Rauner stand up?

In the words of Dirty Harry, the 23 Republican  legislators who supported on Friday the Madigan fiscal 2018 spending resolution  need to ask themselves the same question the perp was asked by Harry as the perp started to reach for a gun…“I bet you are wondering, did he fire six shots or only five…you’ve got... Read more »

Better than Hillary v.Trump. Curing Income Inequality: Berkowitz w/UChicago Econ. Dept. & Chicago Booth Prof. Kevin Murphy, Cable/Web

Tonight’s “Public Affairs” City of Chicago episode features Chicago Booth and UChicago Economics Department Professor Kevin Murphy discussing how changes in the demand for and supply of human capital explain the sharp increase in income inequality. The show airs throughout the City of Chicago at 8:30 pm and midnight on Cable Ch. 21, CAN TV... Read more »

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 »

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 »