We have a school board that is handpicked by the mayor and therefor does whatever the mayor tells them to do, because if they go against him -- then guess what? They are no longer on the school board.
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The budget is all about priorities and it is time we make the mayor and the appointed Board of Education understand ours, because as a teachers and parents our priorities are about the kids.
Even though it isn't a panacea, we should move to an elected school board. Therefore, if the referendum gets on the ballot in your ward, vote for it. If it doesn't, push your state legislators to change the law in Springfield.
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