On WBEZ we have a lot of conversations about the state of our public school system. But there are also more than 80,000 students in the Catholic school system here in Chicago. in 2014, the Archdiocese said about a dozen of its 240 schools would either be closed or merged. Several of those schools that are closing will hold their final graduation ceremonies in a few weeks. We assess the state of the Catholic school system and talk about the impact of the continuing closures.
We get a recap of the final U.S. Senate forum between incumbent Dick Durbin and challenger Jim Oberweis. We also wrap up our voter series with a look at the youth vote. And, what's the state of Amtrak's ridership? Plus, we hear the musical styling of Israeli cellist, Yoed Nir.
The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the nation's broadest school voucher program in a ruling supporters say could set a national precedent as other states look to build or expand programs that use public money to allow students to attend private schools.The state's highest court unan