Chicago plans 54 school closures to c...

Chicago plans 54 school closures to cut $1B deficit

There are 41 comments on the CBS News story from Mar 21, 2013, titled Chicago plans 54 school closures to cut $1B deficit. In it, CBS News reports that:

Chicago Public Schools officials said Thursday they plan to close 54 schools in an effort to address a $1 billion budget shortfall and improve a struggling educational system - a plan that drew the ire of parents and teachers.

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Cat74

United States

#21 Mar 22, 2013
Rahm Emanuel campaigne on reforming the Chicago Public School system. He is trying to do that, obviously the ignorant parents don't want their children to be smarter then they are, so they will do everything they can to keep them from an education.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#22 Mar 22, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
maybe those students could stay home, and be home schooled by their parents? Surely they live in a 2 parent home, don't ya think?
If there is three families there sure.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#23 Mar 22, 2013
OBAMA: 'Something has been broken in Syria'...hahaah well isn't he the brilliant one.
Cat74

United States

#24 Mar 22, 2013
Why do we let the President out of the country. He embarrasses himself everytime he leaves.
Sheik Yerbouti

Southampton, PA

#25 Mar 22, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
OBAMA:'Something has been broken in Syria'...hahaah well isn't he the brilliant one.
The topic is Chicago school closures or can't you read?

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#26 Mar 22, 2013
More importantly, how would this affect union teacher salaries?
Cat74

United States

#27 Mar 22, 2013
It is time people get paid on their merit. And we need to hire and fire the same way. No more shielding the stupid, and inept teacher because they belong to a Union. Look at California. Now long ago they had the best educational system in the U S. Now the illegals, and the Union misfits have destroyed it.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#28 Mar 22, 2013
What do you need an education for?
The Government will give you a house whether or not you van afford it. They'll give you a car an a cell phone. The Government will feed you. It will take care of you if you get sick.
Why get an education? The Government wants you to be stupid. It's much easier to enslave those who don't know anything.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#29 Mar 23, 2013
Did not the Chicago School Teacher get a big raise last year when they threaten to strike?
Cat74

United States

#30 Mar 23, 2013
I don't live in Chicago, but we did live there years ago when my husband was at Great Lakes, and they had a fairly good school system. All my children were in the advanced math, and science classes so they came away with a good education, but now it is little more then a baby sitting service. The gangs own some of the schools, and the teachers that are below standard go to the worst schools. I truly believe Rahm Emanuel is trying to reform the school system. Now the girls ar in private school so they must have gotten a good start. No teacher can educate children from home where the mom is a druggy, or an alky, there are no books to read, no parenting, and little interest in their childrens future.
Chicago Values hah hah

Union, IL

#31 Mar 24, 2013
They may as well close all their schools. Why should taxpayers pay for the buildings that house the drug dealing, baby killing gangsters.

Did those baby killers in Georgia get educated in Chicago?
Replace the Disgrace

Beacon, NY

#32 Mar 24, 2013
Irony wrote:
It's always the schools and students that suffer, never The politicians and School Administrators who continue to rob the public coffers for excessive paychecks and pensions destroying the social fabric of the Cities, the States and the Nation.
And they are all Democrats! Change that will destroy us!
schoolz

Albuquerque, NM

#33 Mar 24, 2013
in one example there are 3 elementary schools in a half mile stretch all with small attendance. it stands to reason they want to close 2 and coalesce all 3 school populations giving them 1 full school. there are schools for 600,000 students in chitown, but only 500,000 enrolled students. population moves away creating pockets of under-enrollment so combining school operations like they are trying to do makes sense.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#34 Mar 24, 2013
Replace the Disgrace wrote:
<quoted text>
And they are all Democrats! Change that will destroy us!
Well given the chance, they all would vote democrat, but most of them already have a felony conviction and paroles so they can't vote anyway. Since Obama wants to let illegals vote, next will be those on death row.
ohwell

Carmel, IN

#35 Mar 24, 2013
Irony wrote:
It's always the schools and students that suffer, never The politicians and School Administrators who continue to rob the public coffers for excessive paychecks and pensions destroying the social fabric of the Cities, the States and the Nation.
Everyone plays a role in education. Make parents more responsible for education by cutting back on all the freebies. No need to provide free transportation to shtty schools. Make them learn online and save the expense of hiring so many teachers.
Cat74

United States

#36 Mar 24, 2013
As soon as the criminal has paid their debt to society, gone to, and got out of jail, they csan vote in Illinois. Jesse Jackson saw to that, it's called parity.
Cat74

United States

#37 Mar 24, 2013
You have to be motivated to learn. In many Chicago homes the children are raising themselves. They live wth an uneducated mother, and an uneducated grandmother There is no motivation to study. Girls are pregnant by the time they are 15, and the boys make more by the time they are 15 selling drugs then they would make if they continued going to school.Even in the poorest southern area the parents want something better for the children,
higgans

Avon, IN

#38 Mar 24, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
<quoted text>
The topic is Chicago school closures or can't you read?
welllll... after 30 years of the Federal Dept of ED, Obama as President IS the result.

seriously.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#39 Mar 25, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
As soon as the criminal has paid their debt to society, gone to, and got out of jail, they csan vote in Illinois. Jesse Jackson saw to that, it's called parity.
Yes, well when you have criminals in government, making laws to favor whoever, you can be sure its for a reason. The illinois law sounds like its because so many in their government have gone to jail and still think they should have a say in how to control honest people.
Cat74

United States

#41 Mar 25, 2013
The schools that are being closed had only a small percentage of students, they are in disarray, and beyond economic repair. Half the students are chronic trurants, and come from homes with no parenting. Rahm wants to fill the buildings, and concentrate on educating the students. He will get little cooperation from those mothers. There are few fathers.

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