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Pecan hunting at the duck pond.
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The authors of the new book The Metropolitan Revolution declare "A revolution is stirring in America. Empowered by their economic strength and driven by demographic dynamism, cities and metros are positioning themselves at the cutting edge of reform, investment, and innovation."
(Visual aid by Paul John Higgins)
For the last few weeks, Mayor Emanuel has been promising parents and students at schools he’s closing that they’ll have everything from new air conditioners to new computers in the schools he’s sending them to.
Not that any parent would doubt the mayor and his education team, but if you’re one of the many parents who’s doubting the mayor and his education team, you may want to consider the case of the eight teachers at Lincoln Park High School.
They too had a promise from the Chicago Public Schools—in this case, that if they followed a designated process and met a designated standard, they would have jobs next year, even as the mayor changed their school’s curriculum.
And now, poof! They don’t have those jobs, since CPS has sent them what’s become known as letters of rescinding. It’s the latest sign that what CPS giveth today, it can taketh tomorrow. And if you don’t like it, you can go teach in Detroit.
Photo by Richard A. Chapman/Chicago Sun-Times, Sun-Times Media
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