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Morning Shift:Worth fighting for
March 27, 2013
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'Morning Shift' :Worth fighting for
On Wednesday's Morning Shift, we talk to WBEZ Education Reporter Linda Lutton on school closings, Stephanie Ewert on private school enrollment, WBEZ's Judy Valente on Gay Catholics, WBEZ History Blogger John Schmidt and Professor Junius Rodriguez on the women's suffrage movement.
· Wed, Mar 27 2013 06:57:01
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Protests follows CPS schools c
The Chicago Teachers Union, parents, teachers and others are planning a march and rally tomorrow on Daley Plaza. WBEZ Education Reporter Linda Lutton updates us on reaction to the announcement of school closures.
CPS Students Protest School Closings As Fears Over Violence GrowJust days after the Chicago Public School district revealed its list of 54 school closings - plus six turnaround schools and 11 consolida...
Leaked memo tells principals to keep eye on school closings protestersToday’s school closings rally could be one of the biggest protests against CPS’s plan to close 54 public schools, but it&rsqu...
Private vs. public education system
A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that private school enrollment continues to decline. With more than 50 Chicago public elementary schools slated to close, we take a look at who chooses private schools and how charter schools affect enrollment. Stephanie Ewert, author of the report, explains her findings.
Census Bureau Homepage1 source for current population data and the latest Economic Indicators. Households to Business to Government - Income & Spending. Race b...
Indiana school vouchers present options for parents and students
Indiana’s Supreme Court upheld the nation’s broadest school voucher program. It provides public funds to parents who want to send their child to a private school, even religious institutions. The program has been a “God send” for Catholic schools in Northwest Indiana. But what does the decision mean for struggling public school districts?
Ind. court upholds broadest school voucher programInd. court upholds broadest school voucher program INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the law creating the n...
Ind. School Voucher Ruling Could Influence OthersThe Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the nation's broadest school voucher program in a ruling supporters say could set a national ...
Gay Catholics and parents change religion
Many gay, lesbian and transgendered people have left the Roman Catholic Church because of its teaching that homosexual behavior is quote “intrinsically disordered.” Now, a growing number of parents are defecting, too. As part of our series examining challenges facing the church, for WBEZ, Judy Valente has more.
History of Chicago's first set of public wheels
WBEZ history blogger John Schmidt tells us more about the first bus that hit Chicago streets on March 25, 1917, breaking away from the tradition of the railways.
Illinois celebrates 100th Anniversary of women’s suffrage
In 1813, The Land of Lincoln became the first state East of the Mississippi to allow women the vote. The nation as a whole didn’t follow suit until 1920. Last night, Eureka College held an event celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage in Illinois. Professor Junius Rodriguez was the engine pushing the event, and he’ll join us to tell us how and why Illinois was at the forefront of the suffrage movement.