Skip to comments.Emanuel Plans to Build Elite ‘Barack Obama High School’ in an Upscale Chicago Neighborhood
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 mayors decision to shutter 50 public schools last year, that Anybody but Rahm political campaign has formed to challenge Emanuels re-election bid.
And despite emotional pleas from community stakeholders outside of the Chicago Teachers Union, the mayors handpicked school board moved forward with plans on Wednesday to turn three more public schools over to a private contractor.
Now, Emanuels 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”?
“Shortly after he became president, Barack Obama killed Washington, DCs 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?
All gay. Specializing in lying, cheating and stealing. I’m majoring in “Playing the racist card”, how about you?
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”.
I assume it will be replete with a mosque and a bath house.
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?
look at how many schools have been named after jimmy carter
I doubt that many will be named after this d-weed
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.
Socialists will do anything they want with money confiscated/stolen from you,
Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat
What with his refusal to return illegals to their nation of origin, we should start calling him ‘the Juan’.
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.
Amazingly, there's already am alumni association!
School for those that have no aspirations. Those that do enough just to get by. A school where everyone is valedictorian.
Barack Obama Communist High School
Fallon: “It will have a bad student government, but a really good golf team.”
Why not build it in the ghetto where it will “spiritually elevate” the neighbor hood.
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.
he will become a negative connotation verb.
ex. he didnt just carter it up, he obama’d it.
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