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Education Fri Jun 18 2010

News Room With Ken Davis and Lorraine Forte

This week I was on CAN TV's News Room with Ken Davis, appearing with Catalyst Chicago editor Lorraine Forte. We talked about CORE's victory in the CTU election, the public schools budget, privatization, TIFs, and Mayor Daley. Briefly.

The show will air Thursday, June 24th, 6:30 PM, Channel 19 and Friday, June 25th, 1:30 PM, Channel 19


 
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Marc Sims / June 23, 2010 11:09 AM

I was told many years ago that the public school middle class education model does not work for the majority of low income students.

A Chicago public school student must be an Einstein, or have very involved parents to succeed in school.

Marc Sims / June 23, 2010 11:15 AM

I was told many years ago that the public school middle class education model does not work for the majority of low income students.

A Chicago public school student must be an Einstein, or have very involved parents to succeed in school.

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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...

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Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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