From Politico Morning Education | http://politi.co/1KrlFGf
- REPUBLICANS PROPOSE CHICAGO TAKEOVER
Jan 20, 2016 :: Illinois. Gov. Bruce Rauner and other state Republicans are expected
to unveil legislation today that would allow an emergency financial
oversight board appointed by the state to take over Chicago Public
Schools. The emergency financial takeover would allow the district to
declare bankruptcy as the CPS system faces an imminent $500 million
shortfall. Once the financial situation is remediated, the legislation
would call for an elected school board, "Chicago Tonight" reports. "I'm
very concerned about the trajectory of where we're going for CPS,"
Rauner said. "We are going to take action to protect the school children
so they have good access to teachers, and effective children. We're
going to protect the children and the taxpayers too." More: http://bit.ly/1SvpLoP.
- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel responded
with a statement saying, "The mayor is 100 percent opposed to Gov
Rauner's 'plan' to drive CPS bankrupt. If the governor was serious about
helping Chicago students, he should start by proposing - and passing - a
budget that fully funds education and treats CPS students like every
other child in the state." More from CBS: http://cbsloc.al/1KqdV7q.
Friday, January 22, 2016
ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS PROPOSE TAKEOVER OF CHICAGO SCHOOLS FROM MAYOR ...AND EVENTUAL RETURN TO ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD CONTROL
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