Skip to comments.No Guns, No School: Liberal Racism In Obama's Chicago
Posted on 03/25/2013 4:18:00 PM PDT by raptor22
Racism: Facing a billion-dollar budget shortfall, the Chicago Public Schools' plan to close 54 schools, mostly in black and low-income neighborhoods, forces many students to cross gang boundaries to get a mediocre education.
Facing a billion-dollar budget shortfall, the Chicago Public Schools' plans to close 54 schools, mostly in black and low-income neighborhoods, forcing many students to cross gang boundaries to get a questionable education.
Shuffling children around like so many deck chairs on a sinking ship, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced the closings as a cost-cutting move, with CPS officials arguing that money being spent to keep underutilized schools open could be better used to educate students elsewhere as the district deals with a $1 billion budget deficit.
About 30,000 students will be affected by the plan, with about half that number moving into the remaining schools. CPS claimed the plan could "save the district $560 million over 10 years in capital costs and an additional $43 million per year in operating costs."
Yet the suddenly cost-conscious CPS caved to the Chicago Teachers Union's demands in a recent strike.
John Tillman of the Illinois Policy Institute notes Chicago's unemployment rate is just under 11% and that the average Chicagoan makes just $30,203 compared to the average teacher's salary of $71,000, even before benefits are included.
And unlike parents who go to work each day to be judged on their productivity fearing each day might be their last, dismissing a bad teacher is harder than spinning straw into gold.
The Associated Press notes, "many of the schools identified for closure are in high-crime areas where gang violence contributed to a marked increase in Chicago's homicide rate last year." These schools are in "overwhelmingly black and in low-income neighborhoods."
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Springfield Missouri TV just ran a story about how in one community, some of the teachers are now armed.
I’m sure Bill Ayers has a plan to take care of all those educational problems - that’s his current area of expertise, right? And then there’s Arne Duncan, who did so well in improving the CPS that he got kicked right up to the top of the Department of Education.
With Obama, Rahm, Ayers and Duncan all working on education in Chicago, how could things not get better?
When will his people realize that he is not helping them?
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Government housing faced problems yesterday. Government schools facing problems today. Government health care facing problems tomorrow.
Hmm. A bit of a pattern forming here.
Why are gang boundaries influencing school districting?
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Unions are destroying the product they serve.
CPS caved to the Chicago Teachers Union's demands in a recent strike....and of course, the shill writing this swill didn't point out the direct connection between the new contract and the school closings. The only problem reasonable people can have with Emanuel's move here is that he still pretends the gang-run neighborhoods need any schools at all.
If the black citizens would only realize that this is their greatest opportunity to help their children, they wouldn't fight to keep those schools open, they would fight to close them, and get some charter or private schools to open.
You're thinkin' like a honkey.
Baraq brings home the bacon for his peeps.
EBT, section 8, Obamaphones, WIC, TANF, EIC, SSDI, and so much more.
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“claimed the plan could “save the district $560 million over 10 years in capital costs and an additional $43 million per year in operating costs.””
In other words, they are closing 54 schools so the teachers pension could be funded.
remember the once booming steel industry.......sigh
Take the Obama route - declare martial law and shoot all the White people.
A kid quits school today and has nothing to do but “hang out” and get into trouble. I remember when a kid could quit school and actually get a job in a factory or construction or other areas. Now there are no jobs to get.