Bright Futures Chicago Coalition: Mayor Emanuel’s Claims vs. the Facts

Exposing the mayor's spin on funding early childhood education in Chicago. 

CTU, parents, early learning advocates blast Emanuel’s ‘PR stunt’ on expansion of pre-K slots

The mayor’s efforts are aimed at diverting attention from his CPS layoffs and fall short of real early learning expansion. 

Shared Responsibility, Forrest? We have shared plenty.

"You, on the other hand, continue to steal—from the children and from the working class members who make Chicago run every single day," says a CPS teacher to CPS CEO Forrest Claypool. "You did it to the CTA and you are attempting to do it to CTU."

CPS budget cuts threaten to gut public education, hit the neediest students the hardest

The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement today in response to reports of $120 million in mid-year budget cuts from Chicago Public Schools.

City Council Resolution for Full TIF Surplus

In January, 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa introduced a resolution calling on the mayor to redefine TIF Surplus. Previously, the mayor’s weak definition of a TIF Surplus resulted in re-issuing only a fraction of those extra monies. Here, the alderman answers questions about this resolution.

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