“If you want to go back to prior to 1995, then go back. I will never go back. This school system has changed and is getting better. I don’t care what anyone says.And therein lies the problem.
Daley's people over at CPS are quietly supporting Meeks' initiative, even though his push for vouchers implies a devastating failure on their part and on the part of the mayor.
CPS officials Wednesday seemed intrigued by the bill. CPS spokeswoman Monique Bond called Meeks "a champion of school reform'' and said "we look forward to reviewing the legislation.'' (Sun-Times)But in 2008, Meeks led a school boycott on opening day which was attacked by both Daley and schools chief Arne Duncan. Daley was also sharply critical Meeks for a schools funding protest he led at a Cubs game. But their interests now find common ground over the issue of getting rid of LSCs. Meeks' push for vouchers is also being hailed by the Catholic Archdiocese.