WBEZ story to run again Tuesday
WBEZ (91.5) will run the story about the Private School and Tier admissions data again on Tuesday morning 3/13 some time between 9-10am.
They’ll be taking phone calls, so feel free to express you opinions to an even bigger audience!
Also, one of the guests will be Richard Kahlenberg who CPs consulted on the Tier system. This guy has written a bunch of books that I would love to read the Cliff Notes version of:
Richard D. Kahlenberg is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, where he writes about a variety of education issues. He has been called “the intellectual father of the economic integration movement” in K-12 schooling, and “arguably the nation’s chief proponent of class-based affirmative action in higher education admissions.”  He is also an authority on teachers’ unions, private school vouchers, charter schools, turnaround school efforts, and inequality in higher education.
He is the author of four books: Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race and Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2007); All Together Now: Creating Middle Class Schools through Public School Choice (Brookings Institution Press, 2001); The Remedy: Class, Race, and Affirmative Action (Basic Books, 1996); and Broken Contract: A Memoir of Harvard Law School (Hill & Wang/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992.)
In addition, Kahlenberg is the editor of seven Century Foundation books: Affirmative Action for the Rich: Legacy Preferences in College Admissions (2010); Rewarding Strivers: Helping Low-Income Students Succeed in College (2010); Improving on No Child Left Behind: Getting Education Reform Back on Track (2008); America’s Untapped Resource: Low-Income Students in Higher Education (2004); Public School Choice vs. Private School Vouchers (2003); Divided We Fail: Coming Together Through Public School Choice. The Report of The Century Foundation Task Force on the Common School, Chaired by Lowell Weicker (Executive Director) (2002); and A Notion at Risk: Preserving Public Education as an Engine for Social Mobility (2000).
I will be possibly joining the show if it occurs after 9:20 when my morning commute is over, but it should be an interesting segment.
In other news, the South Loop RGC is meeting with CPS tonight to discuss the future of their program so hopefully we will get a report about that.