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Gangs are Latest Excuse for Not Closing Failing, Half-Empty Chicago Schools

Pistol Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 8:51 AM
The whole state of Il is circling the bowl, in a race with Ca to go down the drain first and worst. As these travesties of government become clear, it is barely possible enough voters will be nauseated to the point where they will change their voting attitudes and install some decent representatives. Wisconsin did it, and seems to be coming back towards honest and effective government, comparatively, at least. A possible positive benefit of these states deep in doodoo is voter revolts in other solvent states if a federal bailout is proposed and/or installed. I wouldn't re-elect Jesus Himself if he voted to use my taxes to bail out Chicago or La.
God_Of_War Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 2:25 PM
Hey, Pistol....the difference between Chicago and Wisconsin is there are more whites in Wisconsin. These Chicago school districts are mostly black. You can't expect reasonable policy from these people. Imagine what America would be if it were 100% black. It would be in total chaos.....just like Africa.
Delta Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 3:54 PM
FYI, there are as many children of other races on welfare, thanks to the "free stuff" the demmmie/progressives hand out. I'm Caucasian and detest welfare for people of ALL races, mine included. And I believe Africa is in total chaos because of the unenlightened, crooked politicians "running" those countries not the ill-educated citizenries.
MAVERICK ONE Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 8:56 PM

Instead of appropriately dealing with gang-related violence, an independent Chicago school closure commission is recommending no school closures because such a move could force students to cross gang lines.

So in Chicago, gang violence is the “new normal” and instead of combating and gaining some control over the problem, city leaders are simply accommodating it.

Wow. Gangs of street punks are now influencing public policy and million dollar decisions. It looks like they really have won.

Of course the Chicago Teachers Union, which stands to lose money if schools close, agrees with the recommendation.

The CTU has been arguing against...