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Lightfoot education agenda: Pre-K expansion, moratorium on school closures

Jan 16, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times

Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot aims to make structural and racial inequities in the Chicago Public Schools system "disappear" in part by expanding preschool education programs and mental health services with "trauma-informed" instruction.

The former federal prosecutor and Chicago Police Board president has also called for an elected city school board and a moratorium on school closures and new charter schools, as part of a 15-point education plan that pushes to have a high-performing s...