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Proviso Probe

Thursday, February 16, 2006

ED, Chicago Public Radio forum at Maywood Library [M]

WBEZ's Chicago Matters is examining public education. It is hosting four community forums. The first one will be at the Maywood Public Library, Thursday, February 16th at 7 PM.

Show producers are requesting input. Email them at ChicagoMatters@ChicagoPublicRadio.org or call (312) 948-4723.

Chicago Matters also has a blog.

What issues would you raise at the forum?


  • what happened at the forum?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:22 AM, February 17, 2006  

  • Don't post under "anonymous". Choose a pseudonym. Any more posts under "anonymous" in this thread and I will delete them.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 4:16 PM, February 17, 2006  

  • BTW, for the people that noticed that my bicycle had a flat tire after the event, I do not believe a vandal did it.

    The tire had a small piece of glass that had worked its way deep enough to puncture the intertube.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 4:18 PM, February 17, 2006  

  • My summary of the forum was that people are pretty discontented with the education status quo, but there was little consensus as to what to do about it.

    People don't like the funding, the curriculum, the text books, the politicians, etc.

    But what to do?

    I suspect that charter schools may be the answer for urban areas. Families and students can opt for teaching methods that suit them.

    I did notice at least three of the people attending were teachers or administrators at charter schools.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 4:21 PM, February 17, 2006  

  • Charter schools might be the fastest way to show that things might be more available to change than people think. A good and interesting memoir that includes a stint at a charter school in the boston area - Losing My Faculties by I forget his name, but it's a distinctive title.

    By Blogger Pastor Nancy, at 3:49 PM, February 21, 2006  

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