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Setting the Record Straight

Access to High-Quality Schools, Elections | 03/24/2015

Juan Jose Gonzalez
Chicago Director

Juan Jose manages all policy and organizing aspects of Stand Illinois' education advocacy in Chicago.

On Friday morning, at a press conference outside of a Chicago Public School, I stood proud with a group of Stand parents in opposition to the recent ridiculous attacks by mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Our community, our schools, and our parents deserve better than this. They deserve a Mayor who won’t pit parents against parents. They deserve a mayor with a plan. Here’s what our parents had to say:

Whether neighborhood schools or charter schools, what matters most is that we provide our children with a quality education that prepares them for college. It shouldn’t matter what CPS school your student attends, and Garcia’s refusal to propose a plan for Chicago schools does not give him the right to attack thousands of CPS students.

Stand with our parents and our community in condemning these false attacks on our schools. At Stand for Children, We Show Up, We Speak Up, We Reach Out, We Vote.

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