DFER Endorses Schneider










There's lots of debate about DFER, but most of what it does is pretty standard political stuff. No Republicans.  No crazy stuff.  For example, DFER issued its slate of candidates to support, and one of them is Brad Schneider for the 10th Congressional District (Democrats for Education Reform). The announcement lists Deerfield-based Schneider as "a moderate, pragmatic Dem, who represents one of the country’s best opportunities to pick off an incumbent Republican."  He's pro Race to the Top, pro standards. Etc. Conveniently, Schneider and incumbent Dold debated recently, and Progress IL was there (Schneider, Dold Square Off In 10th District Debate).



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    CAN TV to Air Town Hall Meeting on Elected School Board

    Representative La Shawn K. Ford is in the process of hosting 3 town hall meetings to discuss the pros and cons of an elected school board. The final meeting will be October 29, 2012 at Carey Tercentenary AME Church, 1448 South Homan, from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. CAN TV21 will air the second meeting this Sunday, October 21, 2012 at noon. You will get an overview of the research regarding elected versus appointed school boards; a history of Chicago Board of Education's governance since inception; an overview of Representative La Shawn K. Ford's HB5727, a bill to create a task force to make recommendations for the optimal board structure for CPS; a panel discussion regarding the pros and cons of an elected school board and an update on the advisory referendum on an elected school board.

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