Here's a video out of NYC, where they have a new mayor coming in, who ran on a pro-school, anti-privatization platform. Someday, we'll get a candidate like that here in Chicago.
As we learned in Leonie Haimson's forum, New York state is running full steam ahead with all of these things that parents want to have a slow-down on: the Common Core, the testing, the inBloom. They have a deeply ingrained ed reform aristocracy there. We have one here; it's small group of very wealthy people who have basically formed a shadow government over public education in Illinois. It's the way things are done now.