Parents, teachers and disability rights advocates say new oversight protocols keep kids from getting services they need, while BGA analysis raises questions about Chicago Public Schools' claims that minority students are over-identified for special ed.
Chicago relents on some material it had blacked out from view on recently released personal emails that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had used to conduct public business. Much of the newly exposed material appears a far cry from the definition of what qualifies for an exemption.
President & CEO, Andy Shaw breaks down our purpose and mission. (0:54)
We Believe in Better Government
The BGA works for integrity, transparency, and accountability in government by exposing corruption and inefficiency; identifying and advocating effective public policy; and engaging and mobilizing the electorate to achieve authentic and responsible reform.
The Better Government Association promotes reform in Illinois through investigative journalism, civic engagement and advocacy. We're a watchdog, shining a light on government and holding public officials accountable.