CN April 21, 2011

A good deal of this week’s show was devoted to the appointment of Jean-Claude Brizard to the Chicago Public Schools.

Guest Monroe Anderson saw it as another step toward the corporatization of the public schools and and Steve Rhodes called the appointment a continuation of the Daley administration, while Lorraine Forte (Catalyst’s Editor in Chief) said that simply creating lots of charter schools eventually invites  cheating if teacher pay depends on test scores.

Also on the show: our congratulations to the Sun Times for  its local-coverage Pulitzer, some musings about recent successes of hyper-local and on-line journalism, and a very quick update on the Blago trial.

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Ken's the host of Chicago Newsroom. A former news director, reporter and radio program host, he's also a past Vice President of the Chicago Headline Club.
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