October 27, 2016
This brief, developed by a Civic Federation Task Force, features a number of recommendations on ways the Chicago Public Schools can increase government transparency and accountability, including transparency in meetings, website transparency and budget presentation and format transparency.
The Civic Federation believes that transparency is essential to good government. Government transparency enables citizens to hold officials accountable for policy decisions and spending priorities. A lack of information impedes the public’s ability to make informed choices about government policies.