Remembering Don Moore

News of the death of Don Moore is rippling through the Chicago public school community. Don founded Designs for Change, a key education advocacy group, and was one of the architects of Chicago’s Local School Council-based reform law.

Don dedicated his entire life to promoting LSCs and their potential for leading significant improvement in public education. He documented their successful impact on parent empowerment, teacher collaboration, and overall student learning. His user-friendly reports were truly the “wind beneath the wings” of the LSC reform movement. Check them out here: www.designsforchange.org.

I had enormous respect for Don. He had a terrific sense of humor. While we clashed from time to time, we were always on the same side where it really mattered.

We will honor him every day that we keep fighting for real reform and for a better education for all children.

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Julie Woestehoff is PURE's executive director. Julie's work has earned her a Ford Foundation award and recognition as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Chicago.