Chicago Mayor Closing 54 Poor Black Elementary Schools Because of City Deficit

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has just ignited an educational and possibly racial firestorm in the Windy City.  Obama’s former White House Chief of Staff is trying to cope with a billion dollar budget deficit for the city of Chicago. In what could be his most controversial decision as mayor, Emmanuel just announced plans to close down 54 elementary schools.  That alone may not be cause of concern to many, but when he announced which schools would be closing, the match was lit. It seems that Read more […]