LSC parents have earned support

Ten years ago, during the debate over the historic Chicago School Reform Law, Parents United for Responsible Education (PURE) and other parent groups fought for and won a parent majority on local school councils. PURE took this position because we believed that parents, who have the most at stake in schools, should have the greatest voice in governing them. Because of their unique commitment to their children’s education, parents are less likely than either community members or teachers to be compromised and more likely to demand and work to achieve high academic standards.