A coalition of Chicago school activists is holding a protest this morning at the Thompson Center. They're asking Gov. Quinn to veto Senate Bill 362 which lifted the cap on charter schools. The reason? It seems that the day before the bill was to come up for a vote, language was added which would eliminate elected Local School Councils from so-called "Turnaround Schools."
Chances for such a veto? Hard to say. Passage of the bill would undoubtedly lead to some law suits. Also, Quinn himself is a former LSC member. He sat on the first round of elected LSCs (along with my wife, Susan) at Sayre Language Academy and should have an appreciation of their importance.