RELEASE: DFER-IL Applauds Mayor Emanuel's Education Speech Outlining 2nd Term Priorities

Blogs, Letters & Testimonials

January 8, 2015

January 8, 2015

DFER-IL Applauds Mayor Emanuel’s Education Speech Outlining 2nd Term Priorities

“Mayor Emanuel should be commended not only for his record of raising graduation rates and expanding access to pre-K, but for the forward-looking vision he outlined today that would give successful schools more autonomy to offer Chicago students a world-class education,” Rebeca Nieves-Huffman, Illinois State Director of Democrats for Education Reform, said. “Increasing the number of STEM and IB programs will make sure that Chicago students will be in a position to serve as leaders in creating jobs and shaping tomorrow’s economy.  The emphasis on principal recruitment, retention and training will allow successful administrators to break through red tape and cultivate an environment that works best for their students to not only lift their schools, but set a model for all of CPS.”