Friday, November 8, 2013

An Alternative School Board For Chicago

The Peoples' School Board is having its second meeting on November 19th. Please come. The board was set up to serve as an alternative board for the disenfranchised citizens/parents/taxpayers of Chicago, where the official, appointed school board has stiff-armed the population for years.

It's a forum for people to testify about the problems their schools are facing, and to receive advice, acknowledgement, and support. In other words, it's the polar opposite of the actual school board.

I'm paraphrasing Rico Gutstein here--- this Peoples' Board is more than a protest; it's a chance for us to conduct ourselves as would in an actual democracy, to get our sea legs back in terms of being citizens whose votes represent actual democratic accountability.

Please come. Please testify about the problems your school is facing.

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