The biggest election you may not know about
It's the biggest election that you may not have heard about.
This April, parents, teachers, and even some students will run to fill more than 5,000 Local School Council (LSC) seats city-wide.
LSCs began in Chicago in 1988, in what Education Week called a "radical experiment" to empower communities to take control over a number of school governance matters.
In a city without an elected school board, LSCs are the closest thing we have to educational democracy on a neighborhood level.
Our schools matter, and so does strong community representation. That's why we are looking to recruit a diverse group of progressive-minded neighbors with a passion for public schools to run together on a common education justice slate.
Our next 33rd Ward Working Families meeting, Saturday, February 20 at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W Wilson Ave. (map), will feature an educational and strategy session to launch this campaign.
If you've thought about running, want to learn more, or are looking to meet with other prospective change-makers, we invite you to attend.