CODE stands for Communities Organized for Democracy in Education is a coalition of 11 community groups working to bring an elected and representative school board to the Chicago Public Schools.
The CPS Board—appointed by the mayor— is not accountable to the people it serves.
The Board is failing our children.
Help Win an Elected Representative School Board
CPS’s privatization policies—school closings, turnarounds and charters—do NOT improve education. They have been devastating to all children, especially those in African American and Latino communities.
Class size has increased. Art, music, recess, PE & after school activities have been cut, while high-stakes testing eats up more classroom and learning time.
CPS has expanded an unequal system: A top tier of selective schools for a few students and a bottom tier of resource-starved neighborhood schools for everyone else.
CPS makes decisions, like an unfunded longer school day, without public input.
CPS blames teachers, parents, and students for the problems THEY have created.
Teacher morale is at an all-time low.
Real Grassroots effort to take back public education from the Corporate led CPS!