Currie, Barbara Flynn

Representative Barbara Flynn Currie has represented the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago since 1979, and has been a leader for the Democratic house caucus for many years.  In 1985 she was instrumental in gaining passage for the Educational Reform Act, especially the portions of legislation dealing with early childhood education and the Prekindergarten At-Risk Program. She discusses this at length, as well as the impact of the legislation over the next thirty years.