Today’s vote demonstrates a nearly decade-long fight for an elected, representative school board, anchored in the work and collaboration of the grassroots education movement and the Chicago Teachers Union.
With Chicago Public Schools still around $2 billion from adequacy, deficiencies in this budget point to the district’s failure to recognize the real needs of its students.
Lori Lightfoot claims to be “progressive,” but that doesn’t pass the smell test if she’s taking huge contributions from the very people who’ve bankrolled the attacks on our public schools, our livelihoods and our dignity for the last eight years.
Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot has no record of leadership in public education, yet has presented a number troubling issues for Chicago teachers, clinicians, paraprofessionals and education support staff.
When it comes to public education, Toni Preckwinkle is the best choice for mayor.