Sep
14
2012

Kevin Kumashiro on Chicago teachers' strike, Rose Aguilar on poverty reporting


This week on CounterSpin: The biggest fight the striking Chicago Teachers Union face is with the school district and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. But the story has exposed, once again, that corporate media have little good to say about organized teachers. We'll talk to Kevin Kumashiro of the University of Illinois-Chicago about what the fight in Chicago is really about.

Also on CounterSpin: In a campaign in which economic issues play prominently, the issue of poverty, affecting huge numbers of Americans is almost totally ignored: A new FAIR study finds poverty has been discussed in just 0.2 percent of campaign news stories. Who cares about poverty and the poor? We'll talk with Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on San Francisco's KALW radio, and a writer who covers the poor.

LINKS:

--Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture, by Kevin Kumashiro

--Rose Aguilar