SCS Students Share Research on Transparency with City of Chicago
The current buzzword in government is transparency, with its implied ideal of openness and accountability. “‘Transparency’ has replaced the word ‘reform’ as the new mantra of Chicago politicians,” wrote SCS instructor Donald Gordon in an April op-ed in the Chicago Tribune.
But what is the reality of government efforts toward transparency? This past winter quarter, students enrolled in Gordon’s Political Research Seminar: Transparency in Chicago City Government, set out to answer that question by conducting research for Chicago’s Office of Inspector General (IGO). What they discovered opened their eyes — and caused Gordon to rethink his own views. Read more.