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Why does Rahm Emanuel put business ahead of our children?

Why does Rahm Emanuel put business ahead of our children?

I am a principal in Chicago Public Schools. A reporter called me recently and asked what the impact of CPS' proposed 1,400 job cuts would be on my school, Blaine Elementary. I could not answer without seeing a specific budget, but the cuts will chip away at the quality of CPS schools. There are non-negotiable budget requirements just to get a school to the point of being functional, such as teachers in classrooms, an administrative team, basic curriculum and supplies. However — as I understand it — we do not want to stop at just being functional. We want to be effective. We want to be excellent. For that to happen, we need early at-home interventions for...

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