With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Latest from the Chicago's school 'Renaissance'

No more foreign languages taught here

Did Mayor Daley bring Ron Huberman over from CTA to manage the complete and total dismantling of public education in the city? It's beginning to look that way.

The latest target of Daley/Huberman is the district's World Languages program. In short, it's a goner. Elementary school students will no longer have a chance to learn a foreign language at their neighborhood public school under a decision to dump "world languages" to save $3.5 million, according to this report in today's Sun-Times.
Late Tuesday, CPS Budget Chief Christina Herzog released a list of 27 affected schools and said all world language magnet program positions were being closed -- a total of 40 jobs -- for a savings of $3.5 million.

1 comment:

  1. In addition to World Language, bilingual and dual language programs are getting pounded by these cuts. This is a disastrous time to be an English-language learner in Chicago Public Schools.


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