Yes, 15 candidates for OPRF school board

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Speaking of the high school, there is a connection between the stockpiling of taxpayer cash — $117 million at the moment — the vote last week to further increase the property tax burden on locals and the fact there are 15 people running for four seats on the school board this April.

Some of the candidates who filed petitions to run for the District 200 school board are clearly motivated by the inexcusable cash hoarding. Some candidates with previous ties to the school seem focused on turning back the clock to an imaginary era of "Those Things That Are Best" for white kids heading to major universities. And the lone incumbent, Terry Finnegan, has both some successes to point to but also some serious explaining to do.

This is a competitive race we are looking forward to covering.

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OPRF Achievement GAP  

Posted: January 8th, 2013 3:45 PM

@Eric - please do not wait. Use this are to tell us what the other issues are that you are passionate about.

Eric Davis (1 of 15) from Oak Park  

Posted: January 8th, 2013 3:37 PM

As one of the 15 candidates, I look forward to the WJ's coverage of the race. I would also encourage any civic groups in the villages to consider holding a candidates' forum specifically on the D200 race. There are many issues, including but not only the fund balance and levy increase, that need to be discussed in public so that voters are well informed. If you're organizing one you can contact me on my D200 Facebook page or at ericd1112 at yahoo.

Teacher from Oak Park  

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 3:02 PM

Thanks, Dan. I just read the article.

Tom from River Forest  

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 2:10 PM

Talk about a full service publisher.

Dan Haley from Wednesday Journal  

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 2:05 PM

Dear Teacher, the names were published in a news article on OakPark.com and in Wednesday Journal. Here's the link: http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/12-28-2012/15-to-run-in-Oak-Park-and-River-Forest-High-School-board-election/

Teacher from Oak Park  

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 12:17 PM

Who are the 15 candidates? If you have their names why not publish them? Or are they in another article?

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