. . . sometimes.
Consider George Washington High in southeast Chicago, “a soccer kick away from Indiana,” where a notably and verifiably successful principal faces the heave-ho from the Local School Council, the sort of Chicago Public School reform that’s supposed to promote good schools.
A month ago, a Lauren Fitzpatrick story in the Sun-Times told of the principal’s being opposed by a newly elected council president, Tina Perez, and her newly elected slate of allies, with a vote looming putting the principal’s tenure in the balance.
Today’s follow-up story revisits the scene with more chapter-and-verse information on how this principal succeeded.
Here he is:
Here’s Tina Perez, the council president who wants him out:
No photo available. Neither any comment, for either story. Too bad.
So there we are. Chicago school reform says let there be local school councils. Local school council is poised to block verifiable reform — see the two Sun-Times stories, especially today’s hard-copy story.
Sounds like politics, does it not?