Obama library on South Side

Walter Podrazik

Walter Podrazik, adjunct lecturer in communication and member of the UIC Obama Presidential Library proposal committee is quoted in the May 12 Christian Science Monitor on the decision to locate the library on Chicago’s South Side.

 

“We’ve seen a lot of development that has gone on in Chicago over the years that has not been so neighborhood oriented. It’s a big deal to have something like this on the map.”

 

Walter Podrazik, adjunct lecturer in communication and member of the UIC Obama Presidential Library proposal committee, on the decision to locate the library on Chicago’s South Side, May 12 Christian Science Monitor

 

 

“Employers, public and private, can’t get out of labor agreements through some artifice they create.”

 

Robert Bruno, professor and director of labor education, on a proposal to solve the state’s pension crisis by the mass layoff of state workers, then rehiring them under a new retirement plan, May 12 Chicago Tribune

 

 

“We’re better positioned now than we’ve ever been to know what we have to do in order to be able to get that kind of stuff into the hands and into the heads of more than just a small percentage of kids, coming primarily from the most privileged families in America.”

 

Paul Zavitkovsky, leadership coach in educational policy studies, Center for Urban Education Leadership, helps answer the question “Were Chicago’s public schools ever good?” posed by May 13 “Curious City,” WBEZ