Senator urges Daley to improve teacher quality
June 22, 2006 (WLS) -- State Senator James Meeks is calling on Mayor Daley to put better teachers in Chicago's poorest schools.
Hundreds of African-American men accompanied the Illinois Senator and Reverend Meeks to City Hall Thursday. Meeks cited a recent report by the non-profit organization called "Education Trust." It found unqualified teachers are more likely to be placed in poor and minority school districts.
"There's absolutely no way our poor and minority school districts will ever have an opportunity to pull themselves up with a poor quality of teachers," said Senator Meeks.
The Chicago Public Schools hosted a job fair at the United Center Thursday.
Schools CEO Arne Duncan said it's just one part of their efforts to get the best and brightest teachers into the schools that need them most.
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