There are two things that jumped out at me about Ed Week's article on district reform organizations and intermediaries (In Some Districts, Outside Groups Have Inside Track). The first is its unfortunate focus on Chattanooga and Charlotte-Mecklenberg, both non-union districts, instead of Boston and the Boston Plan For Excellence, which is both more relevant and I think more substantial an example. The second is that there is no such group mentioned in regards to Chicago. Some would say this is an oversight. I would say that it's not. There are CPS critics to be sure -- PURE, DFC, etc. -- and CPS insiders -- CPEF, CUSI come to mind -- but no one who bridges both functions.
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