Democracy elusive in Chicago public schools

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on why aldermen representing black wards—and others—voted for an elected school board; how Lincoln Elementary parents engaged in "callocracy"; and how moving special programs out of Lincoln Elementary could solve overcrowding. Length 5.3 minutes standard, 20.3 minutes premium.

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Article: "Rahm says the schools are out of money—but not for Lincoln Park" (Chicago Reader)

Article: "The mayor gets the City Council to bury the elected school board issue (again)" (Chicago Reader)