Don't Jail Moms. Fix Schools, Change Laws.
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Don't Jail Moms. Fix Schools, Change Laws.

    1. Petition by

      Cheryle Jackson

      Chicago, IL

 

Recently, Ohio mom, Kelley Williams-Bolar went to jail for sending her kids to a high quality school outside of her home school district. She was only trying to give her children a better life. Kelley is no different from moms right here in Illinois who want the best possible future for their children. Sadly, there is no future for far too many of our children. With soaring high school dropout rates at nearly 50% and high crime, there is no shot at a good paying job or a future.

For decades the Illinois Legislature has failed our children by failing to do the right thing to provide a good education for all of our children. This is why in 2008, the Chicago Urban League filed an education funding lawsuit to help ensure every child in Illinois has access to a quality education no matter their zip code. But Illinois Governor Pat Quinn refuses to allow this case to be heard in court.

Sign this petition and demand that Governor Quinn stop the delay tactics that prevent this education funding lawsuit from moving forward and being heard. Our children deserve their day in court to fight for their futures.

 

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    • WILLIE IVERY JR. CHICAGO, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      ACE TECHNICAL CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL NEEDS THE MOST EDUCATIONAL FUNDING. MY SCHOOL HAS POOR LUNCH SERVICE, WE CURRENTLY LOST OUR PRINCIPAL, AND THE SCHOOL IS VERY UNORGANIZED

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    • Hilda Whittington CHICAGO, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      Cheryl,

      Fixing schools is no longer an option but an obligation. America cannot remain competitive without reengineering our school system. Quite frankly, I am very disappointed and shocked that this great State of Illinois is not leading the charge by example. After all we pay extraordinary taxes for education. Where are the education tax dollars going?

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    • Nakisha Hobbs CHICAGO, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      ALL students in Illinois deserve a quality education. A solid academic experience is not something that should be reserved for the wealthy. www.justusseekingjustice.wordpress.com

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    • Josephine perry CHICAGO, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      I am a teacher, I see the failure everyday. I speak out and get poor evaluations because I tell the truth..Schools will continue to fail untill this fixed. If you need a speaker, I will be a voice.

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    • John Darey CHICAGO, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      Who Will speak for the children? I WILL.

      John V. Darey

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