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When Rahm's Temper Made a Comeback | NBC Chicago

You know, I don’t expect every high-profile city official to send his or her children to our public schools. But what if they did? Maybe then, they’d have to pay attention to the conditions that the rest of us have to deal with. And maybe they’d start to rethink some of the policies they’ve shoved down our throats.

What really irks me about Rahm’s temper tantrum is that he is so sure about what’s right for Chicago Public Schools: standardized testing, security cutbacks, charter schools, turnaround schools, teacher evaluations based on test scores. Yet there’s not enough good in the public school system to send his kids there. He is sending them to a school that doesn’t emphasize standardized tests, that has a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, that has nearly-unlimited resources. 

How is this not a public issue?

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