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LWVLGA Charter School Consensus Meeting

Date: Saturday, January 17, 9am-1pm

Where: LaGrange Public Library, Cossitt & LaGrange Road, LaGrange

Do you support charter schools? While there are only a few now in the suburbs of Cook County, in Chicago they are a major force in education. The League of Women Voters of Illinois is reviewing our current position on charter schools to see if it is correct for today's environment. We will be asked to vote on a new position in January of 2015. To prepare for this, the LaGrange Area League has formed a study group on charter schools.

At the last LWVIL Convention in 2013 the convention delegates voted to update the LWVIL Charter School position. You can find articles and a video of a panel discussion at: http://www.lwvil.org/charter-schools.html

And to get you started thinking about all the issues with charter schools you will find the current LWVIL position on Charter Schools as well as the nine Consensus Questions included in our November newsletter. Any questions contact Kathi Graffam at graff5@aol.com

LWVLGA Review of 2014 Supreme Court Decisions

Date: Thursday, January 22nd, 7pm - 9pm

Where: LaGrange Public Library, Cossitt & LaGrange Road, LaGrange

Back by popular demand, Jim Wimmer will brief us on recent Supreme Court decisions. Mark your calendars. Next month's newsletter will include the specific items on the agenda.

Our January Newsletter

You can access our January Newsletter here.