Teachers’ union president Karen Lewis to speak at UIC Wednesday

WHO/WHAT:
“The Future of Chicago Public Schools.”┬áThe University of Illinois at Chicago presents a talk by Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis.

WHEN:
Wednesday, Dec. 5
Noon – 12:50 p.m.

WHERE:
Lecture Center C3
802 S. Morgan St.
(located west of Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.)

DETAILS:
Lewis will present her outlook on the city’s education system in the final installment of UIC’s Future of Chicago lecture series, which focuses on the social, economic, and political conditions of the Chicago metropolitan region. The series is sponsored by the UIC political science department and is organized and moderated by Dick Simpson, professor of political science and former Chicago alderman.

Lewis’s talk is the Fred Hess Memorial Lecture, which honors the late scholar and activist in the Chicago school reform movement. G. Alfred (Fred) Hess Jr., former research professor of education and social policy at Northwestern University, directed the Chicago Panel on School Policy for 13 years and became one of the architects of the Chicago School Reform Act of 1988.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call (312) 413-3780.

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