[Chicago Board of Education Monthly Meeting Jan 2015]

Raw footage from the Chicago Board of Education monthly meeting used in the experimental documentary, "Open Hearing."

00:00Copy video clip URL Board of Education broadcast disclosure and title screen.

00:37Copy video clip URL David Vitale starts the meeting. Pledge of Allegiance. Attendance is taken. Visiting student is introduced, and she speaks about her education in Chicago Public Schools. Several announcements are made, and a student who has won a prize in mathematics speaks.

8:10Copy video clip URL Troy McCallister, a high school football coach is introduced and speaks about his team’s journey to the state championships. One of the student athletes speaks. Announcements about improvement throughout CPS and college accessibility programs. Another speaker explains the program in more depth. 

20:10Copy video clip URL The public participation segment of the meeting begins. A woman gives direction to the public, including a note of their two minute time limit. Members of the public stand and begin to testify about various education concerns.

21:30Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about a school for autistic children. 

23:40Copy video clip URL A man testifies for Veterans for Peace about demilitarizing CPS.

25:25Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about safety issues.

27:45Copy video clip URL A man testifies about an unjust termination of a job.

29:40Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about the same job termination.

32:30Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about overcrowding at an elementary school.

35:40Copy video clip URL A man testifies about a response that the board made to a report. 

39:10Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about her support for a charter school.

41:27Copy video clip URL A woman testifies her support from the same charter school.

43:25Copy video clip URL A man testifies about discrimination against pregnant teachers.

45:45Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about overcrowding in an elementary school.

48:25Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about overcrowding in the same school.

51:24Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about charter schools.

53:35Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about the administration of a performance test.

55:53Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about the open door policy of her school.

57:00Copy video clip URL A man and woman testify about the need for an elevator.

1:00:00Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about a charter school.

1:02:08Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about unifying parent groups at her school.

1:04:27Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about too much time being spent preparing for standardized tests.

1:07:27Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about a policy for homeless students.

1:09:28Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about the same policy.

1:12:00Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about the same policy.

1:14:35Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about a desire to remove a woman from her position.

1:17:00Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about the same issue in Spanish.

1:19:48Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about a program that was cancelled.

1:21:05Copy video clip URL A man testifies about the same program.

1:22:55Copy video clip URL A woman speaks about the relocation of a school.

1:24:52Copy video clip URL A woman speaks about rights that pregnant students have.

1:26:40Copy video clip URL A man testifies about the overuse of standardized tests.

1:29:13Copy video clip URL A man testifies about insufficient school funding.

1:31:24Copy video clip URL A woman testifies about the inability of her child with autism to receive an education. 

1:34:25Copy video clip URL A man testifies about the closing of schools for students with autism. 

1:36:33Copy video clip URL A man testifies about a board member having a conflict of interest.

1:38:55Copy video clip URL A man testifies about having an elected school board. A board member responds to him

1:43:40Copy video clip URL The board begins to discuss the things they heard from the public.

1:53:17Copy video clip URL The board begins to to present motions and they move into closed session.

1:54:32Copy video clip URL The board begins to vote on various motions.

2:10:15Copy video clip URL The meeting is adjourned. Credits.

2:11:18Copy video clip URL Tape ends.

 

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