Elected School Board

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Advocate For Elected Chicago School Board: Time Is Ripe

hose who want to see an elected Board of Education in Chicago say this week’s overwhelming referendum vote in favor of the idea may be symbolic, but it’s a real boost, too.


Chicago Public Schools

Most Voters Want Elected School Board In Chicago

Voters in 37 wards voiced overwhelming support for an elected school board on Tuesday, though it’s questionable whether the idea would really go anywhere.


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Advocates For And Against Elected School Board Debate At City Club Luncheon

Advocates for and against an elected school board in Chicago squared off in a spirited discussion Monday afternoon, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard: Appointed School Board Is Fine The Way It Is

The head of Chicago Public Schools says he’d like to see the school board stay the way it is.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

A group of parents, activists, and teachers delivers petitions with 10,000 signatures calling for an advisory referendum on the November ballot, asking voters whether there should be an elected school board for the Chicago Public Schools, rather than the current board appointed by the mayor. (Credit: CBS)

Group Submits 10K Signatures Seeking Vote On Elected School Board

A coalition of Chicago parents, activists, and teachers said Monday it has enough signatures to get the idea of an elected school board for Chicago Public Schools on the ballot in November.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2012