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Coalition of more than 50 organizations supports fully elected school board in Chicago

Coalition of more than 50 organizations supports fully elected school board in Chicago

A broad coalition of community, faith and labor organizations representing Chicago Public Schools parents and neighborhood stakeholders in every area of Chicago have aligned to put their collective weight behind State Rep. Delia Ramirez’s HB2908 and Sen. Robert...
Elected school board NOW

Elected school board NOW

Chicago’s Grassroots Education Movement alliance and CTU are mounting a campaign to pass HB 2267 — for an elected, representative school board — when lawmakers return to the Capitol after for a “lame duck” session, the closing days of the current general assembly before new legislators are seated. But the success of that campaign will depend on members contacting their state senators and insisting the bill get consideration first thing in the new year.

Tell the IL Senate to pass HB 2267 for an Elected Representative School Board in Chicago

Chicago is an outlier in Illinois as a major district whose school board is not directly elected by the people whose welfare it is meant to serve. HB 2267, which has passed the House and currently awaits recognition and vote in the Senate, would fix that situation and finally bring an important measure of democracy to Chicago Public Schools.