Hey Guv: The role of the state in failing schools

Hey Guv: The role of the state in failing schools
Hey Guv: The role of the state in failing schools

Hey Guv: The role of the state in failing schools

Ask Illinoisans what’s most important to them and their families. And education is right up there - often at the top of the list. So it’s no surprise that citizens expect high educational standards from government and solid financing. But most prefer their state involvement at arms length. As part of our Hey Gov! series about government’s role in the lives of voters, WBEZ’s Tony Arnold looks at a little-known muscle the state can flex--right in your school district. And, we take a deeper dive into the pros and cons of state takeover with experts on both sides of the issue. (Flickr/audio-luci-store.it)