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(Chicago Sun Times) — The Chicago Teachers Union was among seven organizations Wednesday to demand that Chicago move to a 13-member elected school board that would strip the next mayor of the power to appoint board members. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and others contended an array of reforms under a board appointed by Mayor Daley has stalled and in some cases has hurt schools and kids. The group called for a change in state law that would create an elected school board composed of three parents or community members from the South Side and two each from the North and West sides. Two teachers, one administrator, one “academic,’’ one school “paraprofessional’’ — such as a school clerk — and one “business’’ person also would be elected to sit on the board.

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