Rahm and Chuy and Chicago and CPS
This NYTimes piece is interesting and links to a survey about Rahm’s term as mayor. The school stuff factors in prominently. He cannot dodge the school closing issue. He likes doing things big, let’s face it. And that may be his downfall. He feels he did good. Lots of people are still mad about it (and will always be mad.)
Take a read and share your thought. Can Chuy actually do anything different with CPS than Rahm does? What would the real impact be given the financial situation of Chicago and CPS?
“As Mr. Emanuel faces an unexpected runoff election for mayor, questions are percolating through the race about his brusque style, his handling of gang violence and whether he has favored wealthy downtown interests over ordinary neighborhoods. But in the end, it may be the education agenda that he proudly, defiantly and swiftly carried out that threatens his political future.”
“Chicago Teachers Union leaders urged Jesús G. Garcia, a county commissioner known as Chuy, to enter a wide field of candidates in the first balloting last week against Mr. Emanuel. And they said they would be pressing efforts on behalf of Mr. Garcia, who finished second to Mr. Emanuel, forcing him into the runoff election on April 7.”
“Despite the opposition from teachers, Mr. Emanuel boasts of his record on education, ticking off school statistics he likens to the report cards he says his parents used to post on the family refrigerator for all to see.”
Here is the link with comments from Chicagoans:
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