Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Saturday, March 2

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A recently released UIC report [PDF] on the impact of having mayor-appointed board members in the Chicago Public Schools (versus elected members, which is the norm in 98% of the nation's school districts) shows the urgent need for more transparency in how the school system is run. By the way, many Chicagoans will be asked to vote on the need for an elected school board in this Tuesday's election.

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