If you were given six months to improve Chicago’s public schools, what would you do? That’s the big question facing the interim leader of Chicago Public Schools Terry Mazany. Mazany stepped in when former CEO Ron Huberman resigned last November.
To get a sense of the education challenges facing Chicago’s next mayor, "Eight Forty-Eight" talked with some of the people most affected. Jeff Wright is a principal at King College Prep, a selective enrollment high school on Chicago’s South Side.
Lakeesha Harris and her domestic partner, Janean Watkins blended their families more than a decade ago. Since then they’ve been struggling to secure a good education for their six children, who range in age from 11 to 18.