Monday, August 8, 2016

We Are All Chicago Schools – More Layoffs, Less Help for Other People’s Kids | gadflyonthewallblog

We Are All Chicago Schools – More Layoffs, Less Help for Other People’s Kids | gadflyonthewallblog:

We Are All Chicago Schools – More Layoffs, Less Help for Other People’s Kids

“Fuck those kids.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel couldn’t have been clearer if he’d said the above.
Chicago Schools Chief Executive Forrest Claypool couldn’t have made his priorities clearer if he’d given Chicago’s parents the bird and told them to “Kiss my ass.”
The Chicago Board of Education – made up of members all of whom are appointed by the mayor – decided to layoff 1,000 teachers and staff at the city’s public schools just a month before opening day. Sure, some may keep their jobs through reassignment, but hundreds will be unemployed.
This after a recent history of closing more than 80 schools and slashing thousands of jobs. Just last February, the district laid off 62 employees, including 17 teachers. In January, it laid off 227 staff members.
This begs several questions: How many teachers and support staff can Chicago Public Schools afford to lose? What exactly is this doing to its students? How is it affecting 
 

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