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A pandemic is no time for Legislature to vote on an elected Chicago school board and union rights

Jan 10, 2021 - Chicago Sun-Times

Schools are struggling to reopen as it is. It is simply impossible during a hurried lame-duck session for the Legislature to fairly consider the merits of bills to create an elected board and revise union bargaining rights. Legislation is rushing through Springfield that would dramatically change how Chicago's public schools are run and not for the better.

Lawmakers absolutely must hit the pause button.

In fairness to Chicago's schoolchildren, parents and teachers and out of res...