Black and Brown students across the nation are faced with struggling communities, poor outcomes and high unemployment - much of which directly contributes to a failing education system. Policy failures on the national level as well as locally have created a system of education inequality.
Governors State University—SUAA Chapter will host CTBA's Budget Director, Bobby Otter, where he will present on the topic of The Illinois 2017 Budget and What It Means for Higher Education, Human Services, and the Citizens of Illinois.
The Harper College Annuitants Association, Harper College Professional Advisors Committee and the Harper College Educational Foundation will host a networking breakfast and a presentation by Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Budget and Tax Accountability on the State of Illinois
The Portage Park Neighborhood Association presents a panel discussion for parents and the community to better understand the current state of Chicago Public Schools financing and budget cuts, negotiation in the state legislature, and negotiations with the Chicago Teachers Union.
Ralph Martire will present "The Fiscal Crisis in Illinois: Its Cause and Potential Solution Education" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Stevenson Center on Democracy, 25200 N. St. Mary's Road, Mettawa.