Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Public
Schools' central office can't hack their way out of being
stuck on stupid with newly draconian, illogically-stultifying
cuts and proposals to the public schools. According to
Art Golab at the Chicago Sun-Times (06/21/'13), students
at much-touted Whitney Young will be paying an "extra"
$500 next year if they want to take a seventh period class.
(-?) What does "extra" mean? Aren't the public schools
free education, attendance mandated by law?
The other outrage, perhaps more serious, is the reduction
in Reading, English, Physical Education, Technology
programs, and outright elimination of Art classes at Burley
Elementary, a top-scoring school. (More schools will
be following suit shortly.) So what will we be
producing here in the future? Young people who know
nothing about where they came from, who express
themselves ever more egregiously erroneously than
Americans currently do, bank on it.
Then there's the Republic, which is becoming more
primitive and uncivilized by the week. We seem to
be sliding back to evil old days, and only a relative
few are rising to protest such sad phenomena...
more schooling on diverse subjects is vital, NOT
But drunk with power, stupidity and ego as these
Chicago "higher-ups" now are, I don't see a swift
solution, except to ensure Emanuel's term of office
in the singular...
Let's make Rahm run away after one term; let's
not stay stuck on stupid.