Congratulations to KOCO for organizing the elected school board town hall meeting

To the Editor:

The Town Hall Meeting about an Elected Representative School Board for Chicago, held at Operation Rainbow PUSH on October 17, was organized and hosted by the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO), the Lugenia Burns Hope Center, and Action Now, all members of the Grassroots Education Movement (GEM). The members of these organizations have been organizing for democracy in education in Chicago for many years and Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education is honored to join them in their efforts. Thank you, KOCO, Hope Center, and Action Now for organizing the powerful evening of testimony and information about an Elected Representative School Board for Chicago. And thank you Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-13) for championing this issue.

Joy Clendenning