From the Chicago Tribune:
Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list
After trimming the number of schools that could be closed to 129, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school administration has entered the latest and what is likely to be the most intense phase so far in trying to determine which schools should be shut.
Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett is expected to pare the preliminary list, released Wednesday, before unveiling a final one at the end of March. She said administrators will determine which schools are saved in the coming weeks amid a final round of community meetings to hear arguments from parents, teachers and community groups about why their schools should stay open.
If a hearing Wednesday night in North Lawndale was any indication, CPS still has a long way to go to gain the public's trust.
Well, we just need to raise taxes and spend more money. Then again, there is this chart:
More funding to education merely feeds the teachers union leviathan and does nothing to improve the quality of teachers. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule but these are 10% or less.Posted by DaveH at February 17, 2013 09:27 PM