Tackling the Big Questions in Education with WBEZ’s Linda Lutton

By Diane Rand

Can kids who come from impoverished backgrounds use their schools to overcome their circumstances if they just work harder and smarter?  Why do we think negatively about Chicago Public Schools’ achievement, when the data shows a multitude of success?  What paradox is the next one worth exploring when it comes to education?  These are the types of questions, WBEZ’s Peabody Award winning reporter, Linda Lutton, pursues every day.

What is it like to be an education reporter?  On Tuesday, October 10, at 7 p.m.,  Kenilworth Union Church is pleased to host Ms. Lutton as part of its Public Affairs series speakers.  You can ask her yourself!  Linda will give us a window into her active job.  The format will be a brief presentation followed by your questions leading to an informal discussion between one of our city’s most notable reporters, and you.

Our church members are so active in various branches of education that we know this will be a fascinating evening.  Feel free to peruse the WBEZ website for Linda’s latest work and especially her hour-long special just re-broadcast this past Sunday called, The View From Room 205. This thoughtful piece explores the various effects of poverty on a fourth-grade class in one of our nation’s most impoverished urban neighborhoods, Lawndale.

Feel free to bring your family, friends, and neighbors—all are welcome!



Public Affairs with Linda Lutton

Join us on Tuesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. in the Culbertson Room to hear from WBEZ’s radio reporter, Linda Lutton, who has covered events affecting youth and education in Chicago’s schools. In the coming year Public Affairs will continue to host events focused on understanding the challenges of our city, state, and country. Read more