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Monday, September 15, 2014

WEEKEND QUOTABLES

Bethlehem, Pa. NAACP President Esther Lee 
"We could end up with segregation in another form," [Esther Lee] said of charter schools. "It's not 1909, but it's close." -- Express Times
Chicago principal, Troy LaRaviere
The [custodial] cuts mean “residents of Chicago lose out, and the corporations profit from our losses." -- Chicago Public Schools to lay off 476 custodians
Karen Lewis meets Ras Baraka.
Karen Lewis
Lewis, a former chemistry teacher, pointed to Newark as a learning lab for the right formula for political victory. "Money doesn't vote, people do. I believe a lot of hedge fund folks dumped money into [Newark mayoral candidate] Shavar Jeffries' campaign. Baraka was outspent, but he won," Lewis said. "The key is how do you connect with people and the others that are important to them. That's what elections are about, ultimately." -- Chicago teachers union leader and mayoral hopeful comes to Newark to learn from Mayor Baraka
Bob Fioretti
“Our current mayor promised so much, and like many of us, I hoped he would deliver. But our schools are being gutted, our streets are not safer and so many are missing out on economic opportunities and jobs.” Fioretti promised to listen to teachers and make CPS class sizes smaller while striking against school closures that were “against the will of our citizens.” -- Ald. Bob Fioretti announces run for mayor, attacks Emanuel

1 comment:

  1. “Our current mayor promised so much, and like many of us, I hoped he would deliver. But our schools are being gutted, our streets are not safer and so many are missing out on economic opportunities and jobs.”

    I'm sorry, but Fioretti actually believed Rahm's promises? To be honest, I can't even remember what he promised because I knew from day one what he would be. Unlike the stock market, with humans, past behavior is a very good predictor of future behavior. I could have told you what Chicago would look like today the day Rahm was elected. That Fioretti believed Rahm (whereas I'm sure Karen Lewis did not) does not bode well for him.

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