“It takes just a snap of the finger to say: ‘Get out of my house,’” said Michael Hunter, 18, a senior at Chicago Vocational.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel left little doubt after Wednesday’s hearing to stave off an early closing of Chicago Public Schools.
Do we do them a favor by telling those who have suffered poverty, racism and violence that they can’t escape it?
Ald. Ed Burke says the News Affairs office has expanded under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, while a police spokesman says that’s not the case.
The good news is that both city and state government have the means — if not the political will — to follow Chance the Rapper’s lead.
Why not go a step further down the reform road? Guarantee every graduate a job, with the city acting as an employer of last resort.