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  •  Fighting to keep bad schools... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...is a very weird position.

    It's not the side effects of the cocaine/I'm thinking that it must be love

    by Rich in PA on Thu May 01, 2014 at 08:31:46 AM PDT

    •  Conniving to put local schools... (6+ / 0-)

      ... into the hands of profiteers is weirder.  Why is it you that like DINOs like Rahm and all his many best buddies so much?

    •  They are not fighting to keep bad schools (10+ / 0-)

      The communities wanted improvement plans that have been shown to be more effective and less disruptive than privatization. These schools had been badly under-resourced and had undergone budget cuts and staff reductions.

      But the real issue here is poverty. The Chicago elite has shown no interest in confronting that. Instead they prefer to pour tax payer dollars into expensive hotels and downtown office buildings while engaging in unionbusting to drive down working class incomes even more.

      Meanwhile the low income African American and Latino neighborhoods are going through hell.

      "Don't believe everything you think."

      by BobboSphere on Thu May 01, 2014 at 09:33:10 AM PDT

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    •  This is not a fight to keep bad schools, (5+ / 0-)

      it's a fight to give schools what they need to succeed and not manufacture the conditions that let Rahmpulstiltskin pretend they are failures and need to be handed over to his cronies who then get what the schools should have had in the first place. BTW, turn arounds have never succeeded, when Rahmpulstiltskin closed 50 schools a short time ago, many of those closed had been turned around by that useful idiot Arne Duncan or had had other experiments foisted upon them. The 3 that were just closed were better than other schools in their vicinity.

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