City Voices February 2006: Mayoral control

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Back in 1995, state legislators gave Mayor Richard M. Daley control over the city’s school system, including the power to select its leader and directly appoint members of the school board. What progress has the district made since then, and what problems remain to be solved? Guests: Valencia Rias, former member of Jones High and Washington Elementary local school councils and an organizer with Designs for Change; Elaine Allensworth, researcher with the Consortium on Chicago School Research; Nancy Aardema, executive director of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association and parent of a Chicago public schools graduate.