|Dick & Betsy DeVos are used to buying politicians, despite promises.
Said he was not surprised by the PAC contributions from Dick DeVos, which he called a “violation” of Betsy’s stated intentions.
“Did we expect her to keep her word in the first place? I think that’s the real question. When you have spent literally millions of your own money to purchase legislators and specific policies, you’re not going to stop that once you can finally get in a position where you can influence it directly.” -- Detroit NewsBen Joravsky
...CPS gets to spend less money on special education teachers and more money on high-priced consultants. It's like they're taking money from the poorest, most vulnerable kids in the system to devise new schemes to take even more money from them. Man, if CPS is a national leader, as Rahm says, I feel bad for kids around the country. -- The ReaderPhil Kadner
There isn’t a single candidate likely to tell anyone the truth about school funding in Illinois. Just as the state has failed to fund the pension systems, it has failed to adequately fund the schools. -- Sun-Times OpEdSylvia Puente, of the Latino Policy Forum
“We don’t need dominant society to divide and conquer, when we do divide and conquer among ourselves.” -- Tensions simmer between African-Americans and Latinos (Sun-Times)David Perry, Univ. of Minnesota
I’m the father of a 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome. It’s easy to imagine Rosa Maria as my son’s classmate, disappeared into a detention facility. -- Washington PostChris Ladd, former GOP Precinct Committeeman
Pretending that the Republican Party has not become an engine for white nationalist ambitions is like refusing to carry an umbrella in the rain. -- Forbes
Somewhere at the White House right now Ty Cobb is running around screaming "Get his phone! Get his phone!"— Rebecca Parks (@BeckyRParks) October 30, 2017