chicago

March 13, 2014
Chicago Schools Strike

Public Education: Protesting the MSAs & Impact of Chicago Teacher’s Strike

March 13, 2014 - Segment 3 - We turn to the topic of Education, as we hear from students who have written poems to protest the Maryland School Assessment, or MSA, tests. Then, we take a look at the 2012 Chicago Teachers' Strike, with Micah Uetricht, author of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity.
July 26, 2013
Chicago Public Schools, School Closings

Chicago & Baltimore Dialogue On The Future Of Education

July 26, 2013 - Hour 2 - We open a dialogue between two cities facing tough decisions on the future of education and schools: Chicago and Baltimore. Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that 50 schools in the district will be closed, and Baltimore City's plan for the coming decade includes closing underutilized schools and placing emphasis on renovations and new school construction.
May 30, 2013
Chicago Public Schools, School Closings

Chicago and Baltimore: Two Cities Facing Tough Decisions On Education

May 30, 2013 - Segment 1 - We open a dialogue between two cities facing tough decisions on the future of education and schools: Chicago and Baltimore. Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that 50 schools in the district will be closed, and Baltimore City's plan for the coming decade includes closing underutilized schools and placing emphasis on renovations and new school construction.
March 13, 2013
Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old who was shot in Chicago earlier this week

Youth Violence In Our Communities: Chicago Infant Killed

March 13, 2013 - Segment 3 - We discuss the tragic killing of Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old who was shot in Chicago earlier this week and youth violence in Chicago and Baltimore.