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  •  In Chicago... (1+ / 0-)
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    The Mayor of Chicago was handed complete control over the schools in 1995 under what was called the "Amdendatory Act." He appoints the Board and the CEO of schools (not superintendent). All decisions fall under his purview.

    "Your conspiracy theories won't work without evidence." -Nasir Jones

    by Tristero 312 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 11:14:39 AM PST

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    •  Tristero, thanks! What, if any, role does the (0+ / 0-)

      State Dept of Ed have in all this?  One board to rule them all and/or is there district/cluster representation?

      Why was the Mayor of Chicago handed complete control in 1995?  Who gave the Mayor of Chicago this er extra special duty?

      Just trying to wrap my mind around how this works.  Especially so for an entity (Chicago) that must have a staggering number of schools/students in comparison to my county's (little) spot on the US map....

      •  The state legislature did... (1+ / 0-)
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        After the Republicans swept the mid-terms in 1994 (remember the contract with America?), they carried state elections as well. This was back when Democrats were friends of labor. The Republicans gave the schools to Richie Daley to screw the union. Daley was a Democrat, but in a one party system like Chicago that doesn't mean anything.

        "Your conspiracy theories won't work without evidence." -Nasir Jones

        by Tristero 312 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 12:57:15 PM PST

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    •  Tristero, ignore my previous post questions. Found (0+ / 0-)

      & in the process of reading a fascinating 2011 dissertation
      that should get me up to speed re CPS albeit minus the current mayor:
       

      THE 1995 CHICAGO SCHOOL REFORM AMENDATORY ACT AND THE CPS CEO:
       A HISTORICAL EXAMINATION OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF CEOS PAUL VALLAS AND ARNE DUNCAN
      By: LEVIIS A. HANEY
      CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
      May 2011
      Thanks again for your previous very helpful response.

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