Chicago is the ONLY school district (of 892) in Illinois without an elected school board!
HELP fund a lawsuit against discrimination!
The fight for an elected, representative school board in Chicago is far from over! HB 2793 is a bill currently in the Illinois State Legislature to create such a board.
[Bill summary: Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code. Provides for the election (instead of appointment) of members of the Chicago Board of Education. Provides that successor Inspectors General shall be appointed by the Board instead of the Mayor.]
As part of the fight, the Communities Organized for Democracy in Education [CODE], which TSJ is part of, has begun raising funds to have a law suit (or two) on the basis of discrimination against the voters in Chicago. Of the 892 school districts in Illinois, Chicago is THE ONLY ONE where the Mayor gets to appoint the board. Please help fund the lawsuit! Contributions and more info can be found here!!