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Monday, May 3, 2010

'Will close schools for $$$' -- Huberman

They call it "reform" but...
Chicago schools CEO Ron Huberman told aldermen yesterday the federal government is now offering financial incentives for districts to close schools or fire staff. (WBEZ)

HUBERMAN: There’s theoretically $2 million on the table for every time CPS exercises  one of these models.

Aldermen warned Huberman that his community outreach efforts could be undone if it looked like the district’s decisions were about money. They said dollars shouldn’t be dangled before needy communities as an incentive, either.

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