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

ValidFib Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 8:44 AM
Is this any different than segregation? What happened to the ideal that busing promotes unity in the community of all people?
david495 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 10:13 AM
Busing was a flawed solution to integration. Integration best takes place naturally, over time. Or it doesn't, for good reasons, take place at all. Neither of these options work for liberals. Busing was the liberal answer to force diversity on specific groups/ neighborhoods. The losers here- the poor, inner city children who don't stand a chance of getting educated in one of those schools. Hey liberals; where are you going to bus them now?

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...