It’s not as if a lot of those students were getting any use out of them anyway. You can lead a horse to water...
Home schooling is the answer.
Of course they would never consider cutting the administration.
You could eliminate 90% of the costs of school district administration and not miss a beat.
What about midnight basketball?
“But opponents say the closures will disproportionately affect minority children and endanger students who may have to cross gang boundaries to attend school.”
Then tell Rham to do something about the gangs. What a concept....
Is that $18 million per school!?? With only 555 students per school?!! Did I figure that correctly?
Step in the right direction
When you promise unicorns and candy to voters today that does not have to be paid by them this is what you get.
Their funding gap is due to promises made decades ago to voters who care not for any one except themselves.
If students today have to suffer who cares?
Just make sure administrators get 100% of their retirement benefits.
The kids could encounter a Tea Party partisan with an assault rifle and be scandalized....
What a heartless racist!
(You know that's what they'd be screaming if Ms. Byrd-Bennett were a white Republican...or white Hispanic.)
Eventually you run out of others people’s money.
No money for schools but plenty for retirements and to pay people not to work.
Rahm wasn’t even in Chicago when news of the school closings was released. He’s skiing in Utah.
Home school if they can, move if they can’t. I smell blood and danger.
When one has to figure out gang boundaries to figure out how to manage the schools......it’s over. Shut it down and start from scratch.
Money for The Moslem Brotherhood and al Qaeda
and terrorists worldwide, but not one dime for
Is it safe to say closing the schools but keeping the UNION teachers for the children
Good grief...they have to worry about crossing GANG BOUNDARIES!!! What are the union cops doing as the city is split into gang-controlled areas?
403,000/500,000*100 = 80.6%. That's quite a leap to round to one half. A whole is closer.
No. First of all, where is that written? Second, not every child is educable or can function inside a school. But most importantly education costs money. Money has to come from people that work. Work is an expenditure of a persons time and energy. Its literally a person's life. Nobody has any rightful claim on anyone else's life or what they produce. Forcing someone to work for the benefit of others with compensation is slavery. Its the worst form of tyranny.
Saying it's "for the children" is a lame excuse and it doesn't even apply in this case since the last thing that goes on inside a Chicago Public School is anything that resembles the molding of future productive, contributing members of society.