Wednesday, April 19, 2017

CPS and “Wrong-way” Claypool. | Fred Klonsky

CPS and “Wrong-way” Claypool. | Fred Klonsky:

CPS and “Wrong-way” Claypool

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Is it a reach to compare Trump’s bizarre response to North Korea’s nuclear testing and Rahm’s response to the CPS budget crisis?
You know that Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would have sent $215 million to CPS. In response CEO Forrest Claypool, under apparent orders from Rahm Emanuel, has threatened to close schools June 1.
This is all the micro side of the macro problem of a state that hasn’t passed a budget for two years and probably won’t pass a budget until the current governor is gone.
It is a problem of a state that won’t raise sufficient revenue to pay its bills. There is too little revenue and too little spending on the real needs of the state.
It is also part of the bigger problem of national, state and political leaders, Democrats and Repugs, that don’t give a crap about public schools, especially public schools that Black, Brown and poor kids go to.
For parents, teacher and students, it is not so much the macro issue that is immediately important.
Students and teachers need to be in school for a full school year.
Pretty simple.
Back to the comparison to Trump and North Korea.
Friday, Trump threatened North Korea with a naval fleet led by an aircraft carrier, the Carl Vinson.
The only problem was that Trump’s general, “Mad Dog” Mattis sent the Carl Vinson in CPS and “Wrong-way” Claypool. | Fred Klonsky:

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