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  •  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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