Monday, April 22, 2013


U.S. Reps Bobby Rush and Danny Davis conducted hearings Saturday, on Chicago school closings
Congressman  Bobby Rush
"There is no way that you’re going to heal these neighborhoods. If it was just Henson [Elementary in Englewood]…but you're talking about 53 schools...all at the same time. It is unheard of in the history of this state." -- DNAInfo
Matt Farmer
Chicago’s school “reform” efforts have always worked best on other people’s children. -- Washington Post 
At the hearings (DNAInfo)
Ald. Robert Fioretti

"It has pitted neighbor against neighbor and community against community, having a severe psychological effect," People wonder, "What did my teachers do wrong? What did my principals do wrong? What did I do wrong as a parent, that our school had to close?" -- DNAInfo
Melinda Malone, Clark County School District spokeswoman 
 “We see what’s happening in Chicago and we think, there is a pool of great teachers who will be out of work. If teachers are willing to come to Las Vegas, we’d love to have them.”  -- Medill Reports, (h/t Chaya Rubenstein)
CTU Pres. Karen Lewis 
“We have to stop waiting for other people to do our work for us, so we need to find candidates who are responsive to the entire city of Chicago, not just the downtown business interests." -- CBS Chicago

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