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Chicago Public Schools

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  • CPS pension woes made me fall out of love with Mayor Daley

     CPS pension woes made me fall out of love with Mayor Daley
    I was in love with Mayor Richard M. Daley.
  • Expensive schools don't make better students

    Expensive schools don't make better students
    A piece written by Chicago attorney Tom Geoghegan explains how parents with children move to the suburbs where higher property taxes are available to fund the schools. He contends there is a relationship between money spent on schools and results. I...

    Tax me, please, so Illinois can compete

    Tax me, please, so Illinois can compete
    By keeping the property tax low — either the lowest or one of the very lowest in the six-county region — Chicago has been losing its taxable base. It's a relative bargain to live here, but low taxes mean public goods are terrible — the...

    Report: Firm fees from Chicago schools borrowing tops $18M

    Dozens of legal and financial firms have been paid roughly $18 million in fees from borrowing and debt-refinancing deals with Chicago Public Schools since 2011 when Mayor Rahm Emanuel first won office, according to a newspaper report published Saturday....

    Mayor Emanuel faces tough trek toward 'grand bargain' for shoring up CPS

    Mayor Emanuel faces tough trek toward 'grand bargain' for shoring up CPS
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces a difficult path in his effort to forge a "grand bargain" to steady Chicago Public Schools finances. He needs broad buy-in from state legislators and the Chicago Teachers Union to reshape the law and win contract concessions...