In Chicago, public school is scheduled to start September 8, in just over six weeks, and the choices are not looking good.
None of us want to be here, but there’s more bad news coming just over the horizon.
I traveled to Philadelphia last weekend to visit my friend André Natta, check out the city and to attend The Roots Picnic, an annual music festival put on by the Philly-based band, The Roots, whom you might know as the backing band from The Tonight Show on NBC. I hadn’t been to Philadelphia since 2001, and I’d heard things had improved a great deal since then, so I was anxious to check it out.
What happens to Mayberry in the City when it becomes a place just for the well-to-do?