What makes a public schools education succeed or fail? What would you ask the heads of the Chicago Public Schools or Chicago Teachers Union?
We'd like to invite you to join us for a discussion about the future of public education in Chicago.
Chicago Tribune Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold will be in conversation with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard at Chicago Forward: Education, a conversation about the future of Chicago public education. The event starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 in the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
You can win four free tickets and ask Brizard and Lewis a question by submitting a winning entry in our Trib Nation essay contest. In an original work of not more than 300 words, please write an essay on these questions:
Drawing on your personal experience, what makes a Chicago Public Schools education a success or a failure? And what question would you ask Mr. Brizard and Ms. Lewis?
Or, you can fill out the form below:
If you'd prefer, send your entry with your name and contact information to TribNation@tribune.com or to Trib Nation Education Essay Contest, 4th floor newsroom, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 60611. The contest is open to Chicago residents who are at least 14 years old. Winners will be selected by the Chicago Tribune and will be invited to appear on stage and share their story and question at Chicago Forward: Education. The deadline is noon on Wednesday, Aug. 31. (Here's a link to the official rules.)
The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase at tribnation.com/events.
Chicago Forward is a live event bringing together policymakers and thought leaders to discuss issues important to our region, state and nation. Past forum discussions have featured on-the-record conversations with newsmakers on education, the economy, philanthropy, public health and government and politics.
-- James Janega, Trib Nation manager
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