Rahm Emanuel Considers Closing 100 Chicago Public Schools
Steve Bartin 30 April 2012 6 Comments
[This article was syndicated via RSS from Newsalert. The views represented do not necessarily represent those of the Chicago Daily Observer.]A source with close ties to Chicago's public education establishment has confirmed that Rahm Emanuel may close 100 Chicago public schools. Along with the closures will come a vast expansion of charter schools. Emanuel has 150 half empty public schools that are a drain on tax dollars. With Chicago, having lost 200,000 people in the last Census: change is in the air. The only question now is will Rahm make the announcement Tuesday or Wednesday in San Francisco, or in the coming weeks? Can Rahm go to war with the teachers unions and win? Stay tuned....UPDATE- Rahm will not make the big announcement in San Francisco.