The Vote Equity Project collected over 250 reform ideas submitted by Chicagoans.

 

Residents from every ward collectively cast 52,000 votes on their top priorities.

These were the top-voted reforms in education.

- Education -

1. Fully fund neighborhood public schools so that there is a librarian, a nurse and adequate social workers and counselors for every school.

2. Adopt a more equitable school funding formula that better accounts for differences in student and neighborhood needs and resources.

3. Divest from policing and surveillance in schools, invest in restorative justice programs, mental health and supportive services in schools.

4. Free, universal public childcare and early education for all families, regardless of income and immigration status.

5. Chicago Public Schools should prioritize and reinvest in neighborhood public high schools, particularly those serving LatinX and African-American communities.

 

1. fully fund neighborhood public schools

so that there is a librarian, a nurse, and adequate social workers and counselors for every school.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
YES
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
YES
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
YES
other candidates
no response
 

2. adopt a more equitable school funding formula

that better accounts for differences in student and neighborhood needs and resources.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
YES
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
YES
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
YES
other candidates
no response
 

3. divest from policing and surveillance in schools, 

invest in restorative justice programs, mental health, and supportive services in schools.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
NO
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
YES
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
no response
other candidates
no response
 

4. Free universal public childcare and early education

 

for all families, regardless of income or immigration.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
yes
lashawn ford
NO
lori lightfoot
YES
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
yes
other candidates
no response
 

5. chicago public schools should prioritize and reinvest in neighborhood public high schools 

particularly those serving latinx and african-american communities

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
yes
lashawn ford
yes
lori lightfoot
YES
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
yes
other candidates
no response

Aldermanic candidates responses 

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