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Record #: R2012-912   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 10/3/2012 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Education and Child Development
Final action: 12/12/2012
Title: Call for hearing(s) on Chicago Public Schools plans concerning facilities, programs and educational policies
Sponsors: Fioretti, Bob, Foulkes, Toni, Waguespack, Scott, Pawar, Ameya, Sawyer, Roderick T., Sposato, Nicholas, Munoz, Ricardo, Lane, Lona, Dowell, Pat, Mitts, Emma, Moreno, Proco Joe, Reboyras, Ariel, Graham, Deborah L., Burnett, Jr., Walter, Cullerton, Timothy M., Brookins, Jr., Howard, Hairston, Leslie A., Jackson, Sandi, Cappleman, James, Moore, Joseph, Chandler, Michael D., Beale, Anthony, Pope, John, Balcer, James, O'Connor, Mary, Smith, Michele, Thompson, JoAnn, Tunney, Thomas, Ervin, Jason C., Zalewski, Michael R., Arena, John, O'Shea, Matthew J., Osterman, Harry, Silverstein, Debra L., 20th Ward Vacancy, Thomas, Latasha R.
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Education and Child Development
Attachments: 1. R2012-912.pdf
WHEREAS. The undersigned members ofthe City of Chicago City Council recognize and fully embrace the responsibility to represent the concerns of their constituency regarding the direction the leadership ofthe Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is taking regarding improving the public schools and allocation of their resources; and

WHEREAS Authentic research-driven educational reform should be the only guiding force for the education of the almost half-million students who attend Chicago's more than 600 public schools, and

WHEREAS As their children's primary educator, parents would greatly benefit from support, encouragement, respect and genuine inclusion in the decision-making process that affects the future of the Chicago Public Schools; and, ultimately, the outcome of the education of their progeny; and

WHEREAS Many public schools in this city have been characterized by the CPS as being underutilized and/or having excess student capacity. At the same time, many of the same schools have overcrowded classrooms and additional underutilized educational spaces, and

WHEREAS The undersigned members of the City of Chicago City Council support the creation and further development of world-class neighborhood schools. However, the plethora of calls received from concerned citizens, parents, and educators worried and outraged by CPS plans lo down-size its inventory of school buildings and programs due to current economic conditions without regard for research-driven best practices or compliance with recently passed and proposed state legislation is of vital concern; now therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that, in order to accomplish the stated goal of all parties to create the world-class educational system Chicago's students deserve, the undersigned members of undersigned members ofthe City of Chicago City Council urge the Chairman of the Committee on Education and Childhood Development to immediately hold a series of public hearings inviting members of the Chicago Board of Education and...

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