Monday, March 17, 2014


Hoboken Board of Education president Leon Gold
“We are creating separate but equal school systems." By capping property taxes and fueling charter expansion, Christie “is increasing the segregatory effect of charter schools, while raiding our budget.” -- Salon
John Hagedorn
UIC Criminology Prof. John Hagedorn
But the reasons for Chicago’s medium to high homicide rate are not what police do, but what the city has not done. The problem isn’t gangs so much as the desperation of young black men. We don’t need magic policing tricks but real jobs, decent education, adequate housing, fair police and other steps on the long, hard road of reducing inequality and violence. -- S-T Voices, "What's really driving down murder rate"
Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science
“For better or worse,” said Steven A. Edwards, a policy analyst at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, “the practice of science in the 21st century is becoming shaped less by national priorities or by peer-review groups and more by the particular preferences of individuals with huge amounts of money.” -- New York Times
 Chicago Magazine
Despite spending more than $1 million of his [Pritzker's] own money, he lost the primary to Jan Schakowsky. The experience left him feeling bruised—and eventually convinced him to take his uncle Jay’s advice. “He told me that I could accomplish many public policy goals by making money and going without the public life,” Pritzker told the Tribune a few weeks after the primary. -- J.B. Pritzker: The Other Mayor of Chicago

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