Talk will get you nowhere | Bleader

Monday, February 11, 2008

Talk will get you nowhere

Posted By on 02.11.08 at 07:34 PM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

Last week in the Works, Ben Joravsky wrote about the CPS's plan to move Edison Regional Gifted Center, on the city's northwest side, into the underused Albany Park Multicultural Academy. The "proposal"--which despite CPS's protests to the contrary is looking more and more like a done deal--has a lot of parents, students, and ordinary folks who care about public education up in arms. Last Friday, more than 300 people attended a CPS hearing on the subject.  Among the speakers were parent Matt Farmer, one of the people interviewed for the column:

Alderman Brian Doherty also addressed the meeting (that's 39th Ward alderman Margaret Laurino behind him):

Finally, parent Rachel Wallach did some digging into past such experiments on the part of CPS. The results weren't very encouraging for Edison, which up to now has been one of the city's strongest schools:

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by Kate Schmidt

  • Do a Doubleday

    Do a Doubleday

    Ride the Red Line for a cross-town series featuring both the city’s baseball teams.
    • Jul 10, 2019
  • Lit recs for people in search of pleasure

    Lit recs for people in search of pleasure

    The current book obsessions of Reader deputy editor Kate Schmidt and Super Tasty producer-host Karen Yates
    • Mar 14, 2019
  • More »

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
His Shadow 16th Street Theater, Berwyn Cultural Center
September 05
Music
October 18

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories