Cheat Sheet: Paid protesters, longer day and secret documents

January 26, 2012

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

(WBEZ/Linda Lutton)
The school board also heard complaints from Ald. Robert Fioretti about paid protesters showing up to support school closings.

Two things seem to be on the minds of most parents whose kids attend Chicago Public Schools: A longer school day and school closings; both of which came up at Wednesday's school board meeting. The meeting was much more subdued than last month's, which was taken over by Occupy protestors. WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton was there and joined Eight Forty-Eight to give listeners the low down on what went on. She starts out by talking about the CPS Inspector General's investigation into protesters being paid by pastors who support school closings.


Click on EXTRAS below for unfiltered audio of Wednesday's Board of Education meeting. You can listen to past coverage of school board meetings here.