WBEZ | Catalyst http://www.wbez.org/tags/catalyst Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Mayoral education questionnaires http://www.wbez.org/story/2011-mayoral-election/mayoral-education-questionnaires <p><p><img width="600" height="44" title="" alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/Partner-Logos-email.jpg" /></p><p>WBEZ&nbsp;teamed up with <audio class="mediaelement-formatter-identified-1328070153-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/insert-image/2011-january/2011-01-17/20110117-c.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>&nbsp;</p><table cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" style="width: 600px; height: 1269px;"><tbody><tr><td width="285" bordercolor="#ffffff"><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-questionnaire-gery-chico"><img width="200" height="200" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/GERYCHICOedit.jpg" alt="" title="" /></a></p></td><td width="302"><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-questionnaire-gery-chico"><strong>Gery Chico</strong></a></p><p><em>This isn&rsquo;t about politics, it&rsquo;s about doing the best job we can for our kids.&nbsp; </em></p></td></tr><tr><td width="285" bordercolor="#ffffff"><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-questionnaire-miguel-del-valle"><img width="200" height="200" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/MIGUELDELVALLEedit.jpg" alt="" title="" /></a></td><td width="302"><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-questionnaire-miguel-del-valle"><strong>Miguel Del Valle</strong></a><p><em>We need to invest public resources in a way that ensures that every neighborhood school is a quality school.</em></p></td></tr><tr><td width="285" bordercolor="#ffffff"><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-questionnaire-rahm-emanuel"><img width="200" height="200" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/RAHMARRIVES2edit.jpg" alt="" title="" /></a></p></td><td width="302"><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-questionnaire-rahm-emanuel"><strong>R</strong><strong>ahm Emanuel</strong></a></p><p><em>I approach every education decision with one question: how do we better educate our children. </em></p></td></tr><tr><td width="285">&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-questionnaire-carol-moseley-braun"><img width="200" height="200" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/Braun2_by_Chip_Mitchelledit.jpg" alt="" title="" /></a></td><td width="302"><p><em>&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-questionnaire-carol-moseley-braun"><strong>Carol Moseley Braun</strong></a></p><p><em>I support having somebody with a proven track record in education to lead the school system.<br /></em></p></td></tr><tr><td width="285">&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-questionnaire-patricia-van-pelt-watkins"><img width="200" height="200" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/Watkins1_by_Chip_Mitchelledit.jpg" alt="" title="" /></a></td><td width="302"><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-questionnaire-patricia-van-pelt-watkins"><strong>Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins</strong></a></p><p><em>I believe in creating as many opportunities as possible for our students to have access to a quality public education.&nbsp; </em></p></td></tr><tr><td width="285">&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-questionnaire-william-doc-walls-iii"><img width="200" height="200" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/WILLIAMWALLSedit.jpg" alt="" title="" /></a></td><td width="302"><p>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-questionnaire-william-doc-walls-iii"><strong>William &quot;Doc&quot; Walls, III</strong></a></p><p><em>Our objective is provide a superior public school education for each and every individual child. </em></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>The Questions:</strong><br /><br /><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-question-1">Do you want control of the Chicago Public Schools? If so, how should Board of Education members be selected? Should some of them be elected?</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-question-2">Do you believe the chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools should be an educator? Why or why not? What are the main qualities you would look for?</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-question-3">Should the School Board conduct a national search for a new schools chief?</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-question-4">Chicago has the shortest school day among large, urban districts. What would you do about that?</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-question-5">CPS is looking at another enormous deficit for the 2011-2012 school year &ndash; under the teachers&rsquo; union contract, salaries are scheduled to rise another 4 percent, and federal stimulus money will be gone. How do you get out of that mess?</a> <br /><br /><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-question-6">Would you support the closing of low-performing and under-enrolled schools? Why or why not?</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-question-7">Would you support the continued expansion of charter schools in Chicago? Why or why not?</a> <br /><br /><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-question-8">Do think it is it too hard to fire bad teachers who have tenure? If so, what do you think should be done about that?</a> <br /><br /><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-question-9">Should seniority govern teacher layoffs? If not, how would you recommend that future layoffs be handled?</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-question-10">In New York and Los Angeles, controversy has erupted over whether teacher evaluations should be made public or shared with parents. Is that a good idea? Would you push to share evaluations with parents in Chicago?</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-question-11">Do schools have a role in stopping youth violence?&nbsp; If so, what should schools do, and how would you support their efforts?</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.wbez.org/page/education-question-12">What would success with your education agenda look like at the end of your first term?</a></p></p> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 06:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/2011-mayoral-election/mayoral-education-questionnaires