Doubek: Special Ed Students and Others Deserve Oversight Hearings

Chicago aldermen owe their constituents the transparency and accountability of oversight hearings on CPS special education problems.

Chicago aldermen, stop playing games and start airing it out.

The Sun-Times recently reported that Ald. Ricardo Munoz (22nd) will jump through several parliamentary hoops next week to force Education Committee Chair Howard Brookins (21st) to schedule a hearing he previously canceled about CPS changes to the way it handles special- education students and services for them.

“Parents of special-education children -- and all taxpayers in this city -- are demanding answers, and they’ve waited long enough,” Munoz said in a press release.

Indeed.

Read the rest at the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Madeleine Doubek

Madeleine Doubek is an award-winning journalist who spent 32 years covering local and state government and politics. She previously served as publisher of Reboot Illinois. She has won several regional and national journalism awards during her career.