January's Schools on the Line

Jean-Claude Brizard talks overcrowding, turnarounds, health and parental involvement

January 5, 2012

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard fields questions from listeners.

During January's Schools on the Line program, Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard fielded questions from parents, teachers and students about everything from sex education to recouping more than a million dollars the district improperly paid to retired teachers.

There were multiple questions about parental involvement. One caller asked if parents will be involved in designing a new teacher evaluation system; another caller asked if Brizard ever meets with parents who are having problems with their child's principal.

Callers also questioned Brizard about a longer school day. One parent worried that a longer school day would limit his child's tutoring time. A teacher expressed concerns about keeping students in school for more time without air conditioning.

Listen or download the show by clicking above the photo. Check out the live chat below that took place during the radio broadcast. It was hosted by Catalyst magazine deputy editor Sarah Karp.

WBEZ's next live education call-in show with Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard will be Thursday, February 2, 2012.