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Local School Councils

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer

Matt Farmer | Posted 01.21.2017 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Pay attention, principals. If Monday's Edison vote goes the way I sensed back in November that it would, you may want to think twice before suspending a kid whose parent sits on your LSC.

Education "Reformers" Next Target? "One-Size-Fits-All" Democracy

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 07.23.2012 | Chicago
Julie Woestehoff

Now that they've had some success destroying public education, the school reform privateers are setting their sights on something even more precious and fundamental to our nation -- our democracy.

Democratically-run Public Schools

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Julie Woestehoff

Recently, I learned that the League of Women Voters/Chicago was preparing to revisit their statement on local school councils, the elected parent-majority bodies that run most Chicago Public Schools.

Education in a Post-Daley Chicago

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Julie Woestehoff

Is it possible that arrogance and autocracy are on their way out in Chicago? Or will they simply find a new host?

There's Trouble Brewing in Bedford Falls

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Giving Mayor Daley more power over our schools is a bad idea.