(CBS) — Those 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.
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports from City Hall.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Coolest Day Of The Week On Wednesday
Ballot questions are non-binding, but Jitu Brown, director of the Journey for Justice Alliance, says having about 90 percent of those who voted in three dozen wards support an elected school board helps the cause.READ MORE: Waukegan School Board Votes To Rename Thomas Jefferson Middle School For John Lewis, After Suggestion Of Barack Obama Draws Objections
“It demonstrates the public will, the public demand. It’s a good instrument to utilize when you’re trying to move legislators to support a particular issue,��� Brown tells Dellimore in the latest edition of WBBM’s “At Issue,” airing 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sunday on 780AM and 105.9FM.