Going, going

“If poverty is increasing, there should be an increase in support for education, and instead our education policies nationally and locally are going the opposite direction.”

Pauline Lipman, professor of educational policy studies, on the increased number of high-poverty schools, June 11 Progress Illinois


Steve Jones, professor of communication

Steve Jones. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services (click on image for larger file size)

“To get a Steve Jones or an sjones at most services is almost impossible. Those names are snatched up within nanoseconds.”

Steve Jones, professor of communication, on Yahoo’s move to shut down dormant accounts, freeing up email addresses for other customers, June 13 American Public Media’s “Marketplace Morning Report


“A big problem with aldermen in the city of Chicago is they don’t legislate very well. They’ll look at what comes across their desk, ask what the mayor wants, and vote ‘yes.’”

Dick Simpson, professor of political science, on the real duties of a Chicago alderman, June 11 WBEZ-FM’s “Curious City

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