Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers #12.

HITTING LEFT #3

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The Klonsky brothers and Dr. Eve Ewing on Hitting Left.

The latest episode of our show is up on MixCloud, and as a downloadable podcast on Liberated Syndication and iTunes.

We spoke with Sarah Chambers, teacher of students with special needs at Saucedo Academy in Little Village. At least she was teaching until CPS suspended her for charges as yet unknown.

But Sarah has her opinions as to why CPS is trying to fire her. “I know why. Because I’m active!” she told us.

Our in-studio guest, Eve Ewing, also has a theory about Sarah’s suspension. She thinks those in power want to send a message to every teacher that if they speak up as advocates for their students, particularly the most disadvantaged students, then they will be fired too.

We all agreed. “An injury to one is an injury to all.”

Eve is a former Logan Square neighbor kid who went on to the University of Chicago and Harvard.  She is now an accomplished author, poet and sociologist who most recently has been looking at the mass closing of Chicago’s public neighborhood schools and the devastating impact that the closings have had on students and communities of color in Chicago.

And don’t miss her poem to Prince on the one year anniversary of his death. It is powerful.

Best show ever.

Thinking about you, Logan Bay.

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