Former CPS board member reflects on his tenure

Former CPS board member reflects on his tenure
Former CPS board member reflects on his tenure

Former CPS board member reflects on his tenure

In early June, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel chose four new Board of Education members to replace those whose terms were ending. Three of the four that were replaced voted for the no-bid contract that sparked the federal investigation that led to the ouster of CPS chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett. That fourth member, who did not vote for the contract, is Carlos Azcoitia. Azcoitia served as a teacher, a principal, and an administrator before joining the board. Late last week he penned a column for the education publication Catalyst Chicago outlining his thoughts on how the board operates, and suggestions for new members as they move forward. Azcoitia joins us to share some of those thoughts.