Tracy Swartz & Louisa Chu help us tackle the news: CTA fare hikes, food forests and Facebook privacy concerns. Then Rick talks with a junior at Dyett High School, which is being phased out, about the proposed moratorium on CPS school closings. Plus, Don Evans, the man behind the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.
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.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard is leaving after 17 months with the district. Contentious teacher contract issues, turbulent hearings on school closings, a push for longer school days and the first teachers strike in 25 years marked Brizard's 17-month tenure.