Carol Lampard worked in the Illinois House of Representatives Speaker's staff (Mike Madigan-Dem) in the 1980s, during years when educational reform was a topic of lively discussion. Carol discusses legislative activity and the interest of House Democrats during those years. She covers many of the 169 reforms that resulted from the 1985 Educational Reform Act, and how those reforms came to be included. Finally, the interview reviews how one component of the 1985 Educational Reform Act, School Reorganization, became a topic in the 1986 Governors race, and how these reforms encouraged the Mayor of Chicago to also reform the Chicago Public School System.
Getting the Speaker and Governor on Board