What a mess.So many financial burdens, and programs.Simplifying our schools may, or would prevent closures.
CPS is a perfect example of what Margaret Thatcher said: "The problem with
socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."Chicago is plagued with neighborhoods that do not generate property tax
revenue (the primary source of school funding in Illinois) coupled with a
"product" that fails to graduate students.A rather militant
teachers union has run the show for so long that the system cannot afford
itself.Did you notice that the primary concern of some parents is that new
school boundaries will require children to venture in to the turf of rival
gangs.Yes, it is that bad in Chicago, a democrat stronghold for 50 years.