Evaluating Chicago’s 2023 mayoral candidates on 5 key instruction challenges

Chicago voters are going through a selection between two mayoral candidates with vastly different backgrounds and views on education. 

Previous Chicago Community Schools CEO Paul Vallas has a extended report running city faculty districts as an appointed bureaucrat. His opponent, Brandon Johnson, is a previous center college instructor and Chicago Lecturers Union organizer.

The future mayor will be the final to have handle of the school district right before it transitions to currently being governed by an elected college board. The city’s runoff election will be held on April 4.

Listed here is a facet-by-aspect breakdown on the place Vallas and Johnson stand on 5 essential education issues:

Mila Koumpilova contributed to this report.

Mauricio Peña is a reporter for Chalkbeat Chicago masking K-12 colleges. Get in touch with Mauricio at [email protected]. Becky Vevea is the bureau chief for Chalkbeat Chicago. Get in touch with Becky at [email protected].  

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