What Are We Learning From School Reform?

May 18th, 2009

Another school year comes to an end. With it, Chicago Public Schools saw more closings and its CEO, Arne Duncan, off to Washington.But this year, as Renaissance 2010 continues to redesign our educational system, activists and parents raise questions about CPS’ transparency.With little public oversight as to which schools will close, some see CPS’ decision making as unfair and arbitrary.

Support for government transparency has grown – Illinois State Representatives are pushing a bill to create an open planning process for CPS. The bill would mean the public would have more input before schools are closed or opened.

On this episode of Community, Media & You, we’ll talk more about the bill and the state of school reform in Chicago with Don Moore of Designs for Change, Andrea Lee of Grand Boulevard Federation and Parent Janette Beaton of Haines of Elementary.

Broadview: Illinois’ Immigrant Detention Center

May 15th, 2009

 After 2 and a half years of vigils, religious leaders gained access to Broadview Detention Center and will begin praying with immigrant detainees.
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Thom Clark on Live from the Heartland

May 6th, 2009

Michael James hosts this weeks edition of Live From the Heartland. Workshop president Thom Clark talks about public access television and its future as well as a number of other topics.

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