Do you support an elected school board in Chicago? Please explain your answer.

Education

I personally don't think an elected school board is in the best interest of Chicago school children. I support having the mayor in control and allowing voters to hold him accountable for CPS's performance. That said, I have expressed a willingness to compromise on this issue.

I personally don't think an elected school board is in the best interest of Chicago school children. I support having the mayor in control and allowing voters to hold him accountable for CPS's performance. That said, I have expressed a willingness to compromise on this issue.

I support an elected Chicago school board. I do understand, however, that CPS may not improve under such a board. As unfortunate as that would be, at least under an elected school board the blame and the solution can be directly put back onto the voters. For me, the ultimate solution is an expansion of school choice. Only when parents are empowered with school choice will we bring true accountability to Illinois education.

I support an elected school board in Chicago. Just like suburban and rural school districts throughout Illinois, Chicago should have an inclusive and representative school board that includes multiple stakeholders and neighborhood representatives. An elected school board is an important way to get to that.

I support an elected School Board in Chicago. In general, I support any plan which makes our state more democratic (with a small d).

I support an elected school board that is responsive to needs of the community. CPS is the only district without an elected school board. An elected school board will be independent of the mayor and his agenda and instill greater trust in the public when it comes to local public education policy and decision-making.

Yes, for far too long Chicago has been controlled by the Mayor by appointing his own people to the school board. If we want to be fair in Chicago we must support an elected school board.

Yes. The rest of the state has elected school boards. Some are better than others, and I don't expect an elected school board to be the solution to any and all of the challenges that the Chicago Public Schools face, but the voters of Chicago should have the same rights and responsibilities as everyone else in Illinois. These should be non-partisan elections.

Yes, I support an elected school board in Chicago and was a co-sponsor of the most recent bill to create this policy. It is long-past time to bring democracy to the Chicago Public School district by giving parents and other stakeholders a say in how their tax dollars are spent and how their schools are run. As a parent of two children in Evanston public schools, I've seen firsthand how our elected school board can be held accountable to the needs of parents and students, make informed decisions about school policy, and bring an increased sense of political empowerment in our community at large.

I support an elected Chicago school board. I do understand, however, that CPS may not improve under such a board. As unfortunate as that would be, at least under an elected school board the blame and the solution can be directly put back onto the voters. For me, the ultimate solution is an expansion of school choice. Only when parents are empowered with school choice will we bring true accountability to Illinois education.

I support an elected school board in Chicago. Just like suburban and rural school districts throughout Illinois, Chicago should have an inclusive and representative school board that includes multiple stakeholders and neighborhood representatives. An elected school board is an important way to get to that.

I support an elected School Board in Chicago. In general, I support any plan which makes our state more democratic (with a small d).

I support an elected school board that is responsive to needs of the community. CPS is the only district without an elected school board. An elected school board will be independent of the mayor and his agenda and instill greater trust in the public when it comes to local public education policy and decision-making.

Yes, for far too long Chicago has been controlled by the Mayor by appointing his own people to the school board. If we want to be fair in Chicago we must support an elected school board.

Yes. The rest of the state has elected school boards. Some are better than others, and I don't expect an elected school board to be the solution to any and all of the challenges that the Chicago Public Schools face, but the voters of Chicago should have the same rights and responsibilities as everyone else in Illinois. These should be non-partisan elections.

Yes, I support an elected school board in Chicago and was a co-sponsor of the most recent bill to create this policy. It is long-past time to bring democracy to the Chicago Public School district by giving parents and other stakeholders a say in how their tax dollars are spent and how their schools are run. As a parent of two children in Evanston public schools, I've seen firsthand how our elected school board can be held accountable to the needs of parents and students, make informed decisions about school policy, and bring an increased sense of political empowerment in our community at large.