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Destroying Public Education in Chicago

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Destroying Public Education in Chicago

by Stephen Lendman

Plans are to destroy public education nationwide.

It's on the chopping block for elimination. It's happening nationwide. Chicago perhaps reflects the epicenter of what's wrong.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel spent years waging war on progressive politics. He's a former investment banker. He's a corporate predator turned politician. He's an unindicted war criminal. He belongs in prison, not City Hall.

He's Obama's former White House Chief of Staff. Becoming Chicago's mayor fulfilled his longtime ambition. He's notoriously anti-populist. He believes anything government does business does better so let it.

He wants corporate profiteers running as many city functions as possible. He bullies, pressures and bribes union officials to go along.

His schemes involve infrastructure projects, city water, airports, public transportation, parks, community colleges, and public schools.

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