Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced a five-year moratorium on school closings to begin in the fall of 2013, just days before the statutory deadline. And the Supreme Court rejected a plea to ban taping police. Former Chicago magazine editor talks about life after glossies.
CPS officials are still seeking an extension of the state-mandated Dec. 1 deadline for announcing school closures this year. The five-year moratorium would not start until after the coming wave of closures, and a press release says the moratorium hinges on that deadline extension.
On Monday's Morning Shift, we discuss former Rep. Debbie Halvorson's intention to run for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr's seat, look at the relationship between the GOP and Grover Norquist, discuss standardized testing, preview Illinois upcoming veto session, and listen to the music of The Dirty Pigeons.