Mayor Rahm Emanuel refused to say where a cash-strapped city grappling with a sizeable shortfall will find $269 million to balance the CPS budget.
The $269 million in local funding would be in addition to state money that school officials are hoping will arrive through school-funding legislation.
The group wants what it calls “progressive revenue solutions” like using surplus tax-increment financing dollars and a corporate head tax to fund CPS.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is clearly counting on an override of Rauner’s amendatory veto of a school funding bill.
A CPS official acknowledged under questioning that the “achievement gap” between black and white students remains “about the same.”
The hip-hop superstar retweeted news stories about education budget woes before quipping, “All in time for the back to school parade Saturday.”
About 950 Chicago Public Schools employees were being notified Monday they’re being laid off, including 356 teachers and about 600 support staffers.