Saturday, May 27, 2017

Author Patrick Rice: Vanishing School Boards

We talk with Patrick Rice, PhD, about his book "Vanishing School Boards" which concerns the growing intrusion of State and Federal governments into the...

Difficulty Managing School Budgets in Poor Economy – Michael Jacoby of...

Next from Chicago, we talk with Michael Jacoby, The executive director of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials, about the difficulties many Illinois...

IL School Boards Assn’s Ben Schwarm on SB 16

As the Legislature is about to return for the Fall Veto Session, we go one on one with Ben Schwam, of the Illinois Assn...

Pension Lawsuit Update, Oct 8

We talk with Attorney Aaron Maduff, representing the State Universities Annuitants Association and get a status update on SUAA's lawsuit against the state, challenging...

Sen Andy Manar (D) on SB16, ReStructuring Education Funding

After holding meetings around the state in 2013, Sen Manar's bill SB-16, would change the funding formula for how school districts get state funds...

IFT President on Pension Reform, Mandates on Education

Dan Montgomery, the President of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, explains his organization's stance on the contested pension reform law, and whether or not...

Challenges Facing Illinois Education

Jason Leahy, Executive Director of the Illinois Principal's Association, discusses many of the issues affecting education, including state funding, school reforms, technology, and the...

Sen Manar’s Educucation Reform

Sen Andy Manar's Education Reform bill, SB-16, is debated in the Senate

Andrea Zopp, President of the Chicago Urban League

Our contributing correspondent Jeff Berkowitz sits down with Andrea Zopp of the Chicago Urban League to discuss race relations in America in the wake...

President of Illinois Network of Charter Schools

Andrew Broy, the President and CEO of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools talks with Jeff Berkowitz about why he supports school choice in...

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Mark Rhoads, Author of “Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story”

From the Pasfield House in Springfield: We talk with former Illinois State Senator Mark Rhoads about his book, "Land of Lincoln: Thy Wondrous Story"...

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