Why Board Members Never Waver

From the Chicago Reader's Ben Jarovsky:

I’m still looking for board members to be

as tough with the mayor as they are with parents, teachers, and

students. Just once I’d like to hear a school official tell the mayor,

“We know change is hard to take, but we need that TIF money to educate

our students.”

Maybe the Mayor is "better" at picking appointees than everyone else, but in other cities even mayoral appointees occasionally stand up to City Hall. It happened in New York City a few years ago -- and eventually the rogue board member was replaced -- but it's amazing that it hasn't happened here, at least once.

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