In response to the passage of bold,
decentralizing school reform legislation, Chicago's senior business community started LQE
in 1989 to serve as its voice on school reform. It is an advocacy organization that
focuses its energies on helping to resolve specific issues that are impediments to
improving the quality of education at the local school level. It also works to identify
financial and in-kind resources from a variety of national, state, and local sources to
put to work on behalf of Chicago's public schools.
LQE has sponsored numerous programs
and citywide efforts to rethink, restructure, and energize this city's schools. In 1995 a
second major reform law put the Mayor directly in charge of the upper level of the schools
bureaucracy. This has led to fast-moving action to improve finances, operations, and
school accountability. LQE's staff focuses on several programs that provide lasting
improvement to education.
Leadership for Quality Education
21 South Clark Street, Suite 3120
Chicago, Illinois 60603-2006