Thursday, June 9, 2011

What's happening with Rahm's year-round school plan?

Jennifer Johnson, a teacher at Lincoln Park High School, administered final exams in a classroom where temperatures reached the mid-nineties on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. | Richard A. Chapman~Sun-Times

Hey Mr. Mayor. What happened to all that talk about year-round schooling? Remember, during the campaign. You were saying how students in Houston were getting 3 more years of classroom seat time than kids in Chicago. Well this week in Chicago (don't know about Houston) the temperature in those old buildings with no A/C shot up to over 98 degrees in some classrooms

Thousands of kids were sent home early to avoid a crisis. Little or no teaching/learning takes place under those condition -- in Houston or any place else. 
For those CPS high schools giving finals this week, the timing of the heat wave was particularly difficult. “It was horrible,’’ said Lincoln Park High junior Rachel Jones of Wednesday’s heat. “I had to leave class five times. ... Finals were really, really hard. All I could think about was how hot it was.’’ -- Sun-Times

Anyway, just wondering where you were and what you were doing. I didn't see you or J.C. Brizard inside any schools. Maybe you were hanging out in some air conditioned principal's office.  BTW, exactly how much are you paying this guy?

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