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  •  Rahm has been closing public schools (8+ / 0-)

    and opening charters since he became mayor. He hand-picked the school board whose leaders command six digit salaries and pass union-breaking measures.  The first thing he did for CTU was break the existing agreed-upon contract between the union and the district, which is what led to the strike to begin with.

    We don't need any more Democrats championing corporate reform.

    "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

    by progressivist on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 05:08:27 PM PDT

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    •  Absolutely. (4+ / 0-)

      The official "Democratic" position on public schools and what many Democrats are doing in office to promote private/charter/for-profit schools is pretty disgusting. They've many of them swallowed Michelle Rhee's line of shit. They're all pumped up on Waiting for Superman. They all want some of that sweet monetary support that comes from school privatization be it Bill Gates or StudentsFirst (which Bill Cosby has joined as a board member, btw).

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