PURE fails to get signatures on elected school board petition

After several months of trying, members of PURE and other groups which had supported trying to get the elected school board on the November ballot told Substance that they failed to get enough signatures.

According to PURE’s Wanda Hopkins, PURE was unable to mount the logistical effort needed to get the 40,000 verifiable signatures in time for the August deadline.

Despite a vote of the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates, PURE told Substance that they received no help from the CTU.

Although a number of other groups were involved in the petition, which was announced at the Board of Education during the tumultuous February protests against the latest round of school changes, PURE was at the center of the effort. 


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