Rahm shakes up school board, teachers union not impressed

By Bill Cameron, WLS News

(Chicago) Mayor Rahm Emanuel is shaking up his school board in the wake of the federal investigation that forced out his school CEO.

Emanuel is replacing a U.S. Senate candidate, a retired Northwestern University president, a teacher and an education consultant with a retired banker, a retiring Loyola University President, a school foundation president and a CPS principal.

Teachers union vice president Jesse Sharkey is not impressed.

“It still lacks parent-community input and voice and I would’ve liked to have seen a clean sweep and do a completely new board,” Sharkey said. “I know that there are still a few people who remain. It’s likely to be more of the same.”

Sharkey says what Chicago needs is an elected school board but the mayor is adamantly opposed to that.

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