Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Myths and Realities: A Public Forum on Chicago School Reform

A Public Forum on
Chicago School Reform

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
7:00-9:00 p.m.
UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt St., Chicago)

In the midst of the 2011 Chicago mayoral election season, we hear many proclamations and promises about what it means to improve public schools.  But how do they compare to what we know so far from research about the real problems and solutions?  Dozens of local education researchers have come together to release a fact sheet, "Chicago School Reform: Myths, Realities, and New Visions.”  To discuss this fact sheet and examine ways that it converges with the work of community organizations, please join this Public Forum as we explore next steps in the movement to improve public education.

Speakers Include:
  • Kevin Kumashiro, University of Illinois at Chicago (moderator)
  • Leslie Rebecca Bloom, Roosevelt University
  • Sumi Cho, DePaul University           
  • Gregory Michie, Concordia University Chicago           
  • Isabel Nunez, Concordia University Chicago
  • Brian Schultz, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Therese Quinn, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • William Watkins, University of Illinois at Chicago           

With Responses By:
  • Jitu Brown, KOCO (Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization)
  • Jackson Potter, CORE (Caucus of Rank and File Educators), Chicago Teachers Union
  • And More

Organized by CReATE (Chicagoland Researchers and Advocates for Transformative Education).
Sponsored by the UIC Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement.
This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information: createchicago@gmail.com, and Facebook.