Linda Chapa LaVia http://wuis.org en Lacking 'Black And Brown Children,' IMSA To Lose $1.8m http://wuis.org/post/lacking-black-and-brown-children-imsa-lose-18m <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the House Democratic budget plan, most state institutions would get level funding or a slight increase.</span></p><p>One of the few cuts is directed at the Illinois Math and Science Academy.</p><p>Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, a Democrat whose Aurora district includes IMSA, says the decrease is because the elite high school has failed to meet diversity goals.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 02:45:48 +0000 Brian Mackey 25139 at http://wuis.org Lacking 'Black And Brown Children,' IMSA To Lose $1.8m Chapa LaVia's Perceived Slight Overshadows Charter Debate http://wuis.org/post/chapa-lavias-perceived-slight-overshadows-charter-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>An Illinois lawmaker is apologizing for a racially charged remark she made Wednesday during a debate on charter schools.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rep. Linda </span>Chapa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>LaVia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (D-Aurora) was closing a long debate over charter schools. But just as she argued minority students sometimes get blocked from charters, she seemed to get frustrated with the noise in the chamber, and turned to address her fellow Democrats.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:08:15 +0000 Hannah Meisel 22686 at http://wuis.org Chapa LaVia's Perceived Slight Overshadows Charter Debate