Kate Childs Graham
WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on the Chicago elections.
"In Chicago, this election showed a real yearning for a mayor who listens to working families. They want good jobs and safe neighborhoods with thriving, not closed, public schools. And Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia—as well as landslide support for an elected school board—became the standard-bearer for this aspiration. In the coming weeks, we hope that there will be a real debate about the future of Chicago, one that centers on the kids and families who want their communities to thrive."