December 17, some hundreds of students walked out of Lindblom to protest the killing of young black men by cops. They staged a "die-in" on the front plaza of this Chicago city high school in the West Englewood neighborhood.
Jim Vail, a long-time teacher activist in the Chicago Public Schools, interviewed Ed about his campaign for Alderman in Chicago's 25th Ward. The interview appeared at secondcityteachers.blogspot.com on January 3, 2015. We reprint the interview below.