City Voices April 2008: Local school council elections

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Local school council elections are coming up, and LSCs are under fire. Recruiting candidates is tough, financial support for recruitment from private foundations and from the district is down, and CPS makes no secret of wanting to curb LSC powers. Meanwhile, several small schools have filed a lawsuit charging that the district illegally made their councils into advisory bodies. Guests: Steve Ross, president of the board for Parents United for Responsible Education; and Rev. Charlie Walker, LSC community rep at Mose Vines on the Orr Campus.