Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Divide and rule is a dangerous game

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Divide and rule is a dangerous game:


Divide and rule is a dangerous game

"Not without a fight..." -- 9-year-old Asean Johnson


t's a desperate, dangerous games that Rahm and Byrd-Bennett are playing. As today's vote approaches the Mayor's people and CPS "insiders" are having a ball, leaking inside information to from "unnamed sources" about which schools will be closed and which will stay open in the fall.

Last night it was Elizabeth Brackett on Chicago Tonight telling us that, "my sources" say that about 10 schools will be dropped from Byrd-Bennett's death list.

This morning's Sun-Times repeats last minute droppings from "a source familiar with the deliberations" (read liar-in-chief Becky Carroll) that BBB will spare only four -- Marcus Garvey Elementary School and Mahalia Jackson Elementary School on the South Side; Leif Ericson Elementary Scholastic Academy on the West Side, and George Manierre Elementary School on the Near North Side.

The rest of the schools will have their lives and possibly the lives of their endangered students decided by a 

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