The Tribune editorial page thinks that pushing for a Race To The Top grant is the state's biggest education priority. Many of you involved in the CTU election process are focused on that. But what about the rest of you -- what do you think we should (realistically) be focusing on? What seems important and attainable to you? Addressing school violence? Teacher quality? Funding? School and district leadership? Vouchers? There's so much distraction in education these days -- sagging pants, immigration nonsense -- it's hard to keep focused on the things that matter most. I tend to think that getting the budget done -- even if it's not great -- is important, and doing something to make Chicago a place where good teachers want to teach is, too. I'm not sure what that is, however. Ideas welcomed.
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