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.

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