The Chicago Teachers Union and community activists are enraged that the Board of Education rubber stamped school closings and turnarounds -- they want Chicago voters, not the Chicago Mayor, to elect the board. But if the mayor-appointed board has uncritically adopted
Chicago Public Schools policies, the Illinois General Assembly hasn’t.
year after passing a landmark education reform law that increased CPS
powers, some lawmakers now want to rein in the school district’s ability
to shut down schools or fire staff. Read more »