Chicago principals say they operate under 'gag order'

Chicago principals say they operate under 'gag order'
Troy LaRaviere -- the outspoken principal who was recently removed from his job at Blaine Elementary School on the North Side -- will now lead the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. LaRaviere was one of only a few principals to speak against budget cuts announced last July. WBEZ/Linda Lutton
Chicago principals say they operate under 'gag order'
Troy LaRaviere -- the outspoken principal who was recently removed from his job at Blaine Elementary School on the North Side -- will now lead the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. LaRaviere was one of only a few principals to speak against budget cuts announced last July. WBEZ/Linda Lutton

Chicago principals say they operate under 'gag order'

Chicago is pushing major changes to its schools—re-staffings, reorganized budgets, new charters. Through it all, Chicagoans have rarely heard from the people running the schools—the principals. Recently, some principals have broken what many say is a code of silence imposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s image-conscious schools administration. WBEZ’s Linda Lutton reports.