Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's latest 'reform". Moving backward in Chicago.

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's latest 'reform". Moving backward in Chicago.:

Rahm's latest 'reform". Moving backward in Chicago.


Chicago recorded it's 00th homicide over Father's Day weekend. Among those killed was 17-year-old Tiara Viramontes, a student at Marine Leadership Academy. 

After a Chicago weekend with 50 more shootings of mostly young people, eight of them fatal, Rahm Emanuel responded symbolically by laying off 50 more Head Start aides on the eve of the last day of school. Then, pirouetting past the graveyard, the mayor boarded a plane to D.C. where he is set to take the stage at the National Press Club, touting his latest plan to make it more difficult for African-American and Latino students to graduate from ravaged Chicago high schools.

His speech, being billed ironically as “Moving Forward in Chicago,” will detail his plan to require all public high school seniors to provide a college or trade school acceptance letter, proof of military enlistment or a job offer in order to graduate. It's another one of those "reforms" that would be mocked to death if proposed in the rich white suburban schools Rahm attended or in the private school where he sends his own children.

Mainly poor, black and Latino Chicago students students will have to comply with the new 
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Rahm's latest 'reform". Moving backward in Chicago.:



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