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Preckwinkle education agenda: four-year freeze on charters and school closings

Dec 04, 2018 - Chicago Sun-Times

Mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday rolled out an education agenda that includes a "fully-elected" school board, a freeze on new charter schools and public school closings for the four years until that board is seated and "real progressive revenue" to bolster neighborhood schools.

Preckwinkle was asked whether the "real progressive revenue" she seeks would include the so-called "LaSalle Street tax" on financial exchanges long favored by the Chicago Teachers Union, whose endorse...