Sunday, October 08, 2006

Focus on School Funding

Joyce from my Saturday BUILD group sent me a link to this article from the Chicago Sun-Times. On Friday Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Arne Duncan, CEO of Chicago Public Schools, were scheduled to hold a news conference at the Board of Education headquarters about school funding. Surprisingly they were joined by Mayor Daley and Jesse Jackson, Jr. Jesse, Jr. has talked about challenging Mayor Daley in the mayoral race. It is encouraging that these politicians recognize the importance of this issue and are competing for the limelight on the issue.

1 comment:

Westy said...

I'm encouraged by the consensus these politicians have reached on at least this subject. Sadly, there needs to be a suburban buy-in to make this happen.

The inequities between suburban and urban education are saddening, as I blogged about last week.