Why Did Anita Alvarez Lose? Ask These Fifth Graders

Village Leadership Academy students on their “train takeover” field trip to convince voters to oust Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
Village Leadership Academy students on their “train takeover” field trip to convince voters to oust Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. Courtesy of Page May
Village Leadership Academy students on their “train takeover” field trip to convince voters to oust Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
Village Leadership Academy students on their “train takeover” field trip to convince voters to oust Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. Courtesy of Page May

Why Did Anita Alvarez Lose? Ask These Fifth Graders

Elementary school kids at a private school in Chicago are relishing the outcome in one of Tuesday’s election races. And they’re taking some of the credit. WBEZ’s Sarah Karp tells the story.

The students featured are: Niyana, Aiyanna, Malik, Zoe, Sydney and Jakya.

Sarah Karp and Linda Lutton are reporters for WBEZ and tweet @wbezeducation.