Morning Spin: Aldermen get their chance to blast CPS special education cuts

Aldermen finally will get their chance Friday to publicly rip Chicago Public Schools for cuts to special education funding, even if it comes during a less-than-high-profile time slot.

The City Council Education Committee will hold a 2:30 p.m. hearing on a resolution calling for school district officials to testify about cuts raised by a WBEZ report. The meeting was initially scheduled to be held Dec. 19, but committee Chairman Ald. Howard Brookins Jr., 21st, abruptly called it off a few days before then.

Progressive Caucus aldermen cried foul, and Brookins reset the meeting after 22nd Ward Ald. Ricardo Munoz this week threatened to use a procedural move to try to force him to hold it.

Source: Morning Spin: Aldermen get their chance to blast CPS special education cuts – Chicago Tribune

Jimmy Kilpatrick, a national recognized professional special education advocate since 1994.

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