Friday, January 7, 2011

Go, Chicago!

Parental, teacher, and other advocates trying to take back their school system:
In a letter addressed to "citizens of Chicago," the coalition members say that parents have been shut out of decision-making by Daley, who has controlled the city schools since 1995. He selects both the chief executive officer for the school system, and the seven-member school board. Arne Duncan, the current secretary of education, was appointed as Chicago Schools CEO in 2001 and served until his appointment to federal office in 2009.
They're looking for a 13 member board, half of whom are PARENTS!
UPDATE: and at least one mayoral candidate supports the idea (if not this plan).

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