With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Monday, October 14, 2013


Karen Lewis
"I believe there's this notion that if you have a lot of money that you can overwhelm your opponents and we don't believe that. We believe that the number of people going to vote is what's going to be important. His polling is what it is. He hasn't released the polls, but I think other people have been doing them, and we know what the numbers look like and they're not good for him." -- Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune Editorial
 In 1995, when many of this year's high school graduates were born, Mayor Richard M. Daley took control of public schools. Today's students attend schools reshaped by the reform crusades of Paul Vallas, Arne Duncan, Ron Huberman, Jean-Claude Brizard and the current CPS leader, Barbara Byrd-Bennett. These reforms are designed to close achievement gaps, boost test scores, help kids graduate, ready them for college, career, life. All this reform has produced meager results. -- Fixing schools to fix Chicago
Moral Monday leader, Rev. William Barber
“It’s not like we were planning a bank heist. Mostly what we did was pray and sing.” -- Undercover Officers Spy On ‘Moral Monday’ Protesters
Valerie Strauss
So you think that Christopher Columbus discovered America in the NiƱa, the Pinta  and the Santa Maria and also, while he was at it, proved the Earth wasn’t flat? Wrong, wrong and wrong. -- The Answer Sheet
Bill di Blasio 
 “In fact, it’s ... $2 to $3 billion a year of tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy. That is fiscally irresponsible.” -- Daily News

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