One-time Teacher George Blakemore Talks About Chicago Schools

Street artist George Blakemore may be Chicago’s first citizen.  Attending public hearings about Chicago schools, parks, and other public hearings  seems to be his first passion.

Citizen activist and one-time school teacher George Blakemore talks with passion about Chicago schoolsTalk to George for just a few minutes.  You will learn of his disdain for political hacks.

(It was at a meeting to stop the Lincoln Park land grab by the Latin School where George Blakemore met his best friend, the late Colleen Blake. who inspired his umbrella art.  Read the full story here.)

Talking Truth, Talking Chicago Schools

Perhaps because he was once a school teacher, his passion about Chicago’s schools seems bottomless.  Listen to George Blakemore talk truth as he talks schools here–


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