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Emanuel Plans to Build Elite ‘Barack Obama High School’ in an Upscale Chicago Neighborhood
Pajamas Media ^ | 04/26/2014 | BRYAN PRESTON

Posted on 04/26/2014 5:15:46 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Le’t work through a few things. Shortly after he became president, Barack Obama killed Washington, DC’s school voucher program. His own Department of Education had concluded that students who received the vouchers benefited from it and improved, but that did not matter a bit. He callously turned a deaf ear to pleas from parents and students who found the vouchers to be an escape from the city’s terrible schools. He sided with the teachers’ unions against those families and their children, even while claiming to be a champion of the oppressed and under-represented. Obama also sided with the unions on charter schools, another escape path for children from terrible public schools in Washington. He only relented under massive pressure three years later, in an election year.

So, Barack Obama’s record on education opened to scenes of him siding with the powerful teachers’ unions against the powerless children our public schools are supposed to exist to educate. Barack Obama stood in the doorways of private schoolhouses, keeping poor children out.

His former chief of staff from those days is now Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago. Emanuel’s ear is made of even thicker tin than Obama’s. Emanuel announced Thursday that he intends to build a selective-enrollment elite public school in one of Chicago’s upscale neighborhoods, and he is naming it after one Barack H. Obama.

Many of Emanuel’s constituents are not amused, according to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Mary Mitchell.

Concerned African-American families on the South and West sides are still so outraged over the mayor’s decision to shutter 50 public schools last year, that “Anybody but Rahm” political campaign has formed to challenge Emanuel’s re-election bid.

And despite emotional pleas from community stakeholders outside of the Chicago Teacher’s Union, the mayor’s handpicked school board moved forward with plans on Wednesday to turn three more public schools over to a private contractor.

Now, Emanuel’s decision to open a selective-enrollment school named for President Barack Obama in an upscale community where roughly 70 percent of the seats will be filled through an admissions process adds insult to injury.

The poor and under-served lose again, just as they lost in Washington when Obama became president. Am I the only one who sees a pattern here?

To borrow from Emanuel’s language when he attacked Chick-fil-A, is favoring the rich over the poor and slapping the president’s name on a school that offends the latter “Chicago values”?

 


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: barackobama; chicago; highschool; obama; obamalies; rahmemanuel

1 posted on 04/26/2014 5:15:46 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“Shortly after he became president, Barack Obama killed Washington, DC’s school voucher program.”

And, IIRC, his daughters attended one of the biggest and most successful voucher schools in D.C. I don’t mind that, but why shouldn’t poor kids stuck in horrible public schools get the same chance as his kids do?


2 posted on 04/26/2014 5:19:22 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: SeekAndFind

All gay. Specializing in lying, cheating and stealing. I’m majoring in “Playing the racist card”, how about you?


3 posted on 04/26/2014 5:19:25 PM PDT by albie
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To: SeekAndFind

What a coward.

The only reason they aren’t building it in the hood is because they don’t want any shootings or stabbings associated with the name of “The One”.


4 posted on 04/26/2014 5:19:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I assume it will be replete with a mosque and a bath house.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 5:21:04 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: DemforBush

His daughters attend one of the most expensive and exclusive DC area private schools. A very few voucher students went there, but we can’t have that, can we?


6 posted on 04/26/2014 5:21:07 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I'd forgotten how much fun it is having a dog.)
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To: SeekAndFind

look at how many schools have been named after jimmy carter

I doubt that many will be named after this d-weed


7 posted on 04/26/2014 5:21:40 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The EXEMPT are sooooooooooooooo special
that they must be given special rights, deals,
grants, and of course, freedom from the “law”
they pass for all other plebeians.


8 posted on 04/26/2014 5:22:33 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SeekAndFind

Socialists will do anything they want with money confiscated/stolen from you,

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat

http://www.usdebtclock.org/state-debt-clocks/state-of-illinois-debt-clock.html

http://www.usdebtclock.org


9 posted on 04/26/2014 5:22:41 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: cripplecreek

What with his refusal to return illegals to their nation of origin, we should start calling him ‘the Juan’.


10 posted on 04/26/2014 5:23:00 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rahm and his People know that no matter how much “outrage” these black folk express, anyone with a D after his/her name will get their vote. So what do they care?

Note to any “progressives” reading: That’s not a racist statement. It’s a factual statement.

I’m only sorry to say the same holds true for far too many conservatives when it comes to Republicans.


11 posted on 04/26/2014 5:23:42 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Amazingly, there's already am alumni association!

12 posted on 04/26/2014 5:23:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

School for those that have no aspirations. Those that do enough just to get by. A school where everyone is valedictorian.


13 posted on 04/26/2014 5:25:32 PM PDT by TruthFactor (Tag-free, for now.)
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To: DemforBush
why shouldn’t poor kids stuck in horrible public schools get the same chance as his kids do?

Obama plays the race and class cards but he really has very little use for the poor and blacks otherwise. I wonder how the people of Detroit would feel if they knew their beloved was allowing oil trains to roll through their heavily populated neighborhoods rather than being safely pumped by way of pipelines?
14 posted on 04/26/2014 5:25:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Trayvon High.


15 posted on 04/26/2014 5:28:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Barack Obama Communist High School


16 posted on 04/26/2014 5:31:41 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

Fallon: “It will have a bad student government, but a really good golf team.”


17 posted on 04/26/2014 5:41:10 PM PDT by twister881
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To: SeekAndFind

Why not build it in the ghetto where it will “spiritually elevate” the neighbor hood.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 5:43:16 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: DoughtyOne

Believe me, neither Obama or all of his boot licking political friends and voters want a school in the hood named after their black hating president. Oprah Winfrey doesn’t want one in the hood named after her either. They’re all frauds who want nothing to do with the blacks in this country. In fact, they’re always angry because they are black.


19 posted on 04/26/2014 5:45:26 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: DoughtyOne

he will become a negative connotation verb.

ex. he didnt just carter it up, he obama’d it.


20 posted on 04/26/2014 5:48:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Really ugly isn’t it...


21 posted on 04/26/2014 5:53:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

LOL, yep, it will happen.


22 posted on 04/26/2014 5:54:07 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Well, Obama happens...


23 posted on 04/26/2014 5:54:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Obama is a true student of Alinsky.

Alinsky openly admitted that the poor were nothing more than tools he used for his own gain.


24 posted on 04/26/2014 5:56:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind


25 posted on 04/26/2014 5:58:11 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: TruthFactor
simply revenue for the school and a tax deduction for the parent...

26 posted on 04/26/2014 6:06:48 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: DemforBush

Ummmm, because he’s an elite with a really dark tan?


27 posted on 04/26/2014 6:08:33 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrats are waging war on the middle class...)
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To: SeekAndFind

It will be a private school for Muslims, right?


28 posted on 04/26/2014 6:24:53 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: DemforBush; SeekAndFind
“Shortly after he became president, Barack Obama killed Washington , DC’s school voucher program.”
29 posted on 04/26/2014 7:13:40 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Obama plays the race and class cards but he really has very little use for the poor and blacks otherwise.”

Right on the nose, FRiend. Obama is the biggest, most elitist hypocrites of all time. He tells us we can’t keep heating our homes at 72 degrees, but cranks his up to 76 (even Jimmy Carter wore a sweater when he asked us to conserve), he trumpets public schools but sends his to one of the most expensive private schools in the country, etc.

What I *don’t* get is how and why so many fools continue to believe in this empty suit.


30 posted on 04/26/2014 7:15:45 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Blacks will always vote for their democrat overseers in Chicago. Rahm and Obama can walk all over them with no consequence.


31 posted on 04/26/2014 7:25:30 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: SeekAndFind


32 posted on 04/26/2014 8:08:04 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can’t wait until Spike Lee notices it’ll be built outside da ‘hood. Naw, he won’t say a thing from his nice mansion in Manhattan.


33 posted on 04/26/2014 8:25:03 PM PDT by bgill
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To: VerySadAmerican
In fact, they’re always angry because they are black.

Ironic, isn't it, when being black is the reason they get elected and/or watched on tv. If they'd been white, the liberals wouldn't have looked twice.

34 posted on 04/26/2014 8:50:04 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: SeekAndFind
in a neighborhood; soon to called, "Little Detroit"

35 posted on 04/27/2014 1:36:20 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? ;-)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gun toting drug dealing gang bangers need not apply.


36 posted on 04/27/2014 5:02:16 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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