We spoke with some of the Dyett hunger strikers about how they're feeling physically after one month without solid food, what their vision for the school would mean for the community and how the Bronzeville-based strike symbolizes struggles for equal-opportunity education across the country.
The city is selling vacant lots for a dollar through the Large Lots program. And a new tax in Chicago could make streaming TV shows online more expensive. Plus, we take a look at some of the pros and cons of the various training approaches for new teachers. We also look at how longtime politicians groom the next generation of leaders. Finally, a look at a local political website’s latest add-on that should be a boon for political junkies looking for back-stories on politicians.
Despite the many roads to the classroom, teacher training isn’t easy, and the challenges only intensify when you’re in front of your very own class for the first time. We discuss the pros and cons of different ways of training the next generation of educators and what credentials and experience teachers need to have to be successful.
CPS has decided to re-open the shuttered Walter H. Dyett High School but not everyone is happy about the news. We find out why some people are refusing to give up their hunger strike over the issue. Students all over Illinois will have a new option this school year: to pray...but not during class time. Plus, WBEZ’s Monica Eng talks about foods invented in Chicago. And we’ve got live music from one of the bands performing at tomorrow’s Villapalooza Music Fest in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. First up, a recap of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s public budget hearings, which wrapped up last night.