Angry parents Wednesday accused Chicago Public Schools of playing favorites on the longer school day issue and paying staff to hold spaces in a very long ling to ensure pro-longer day speakers would be able to address board members.
Hundreds packed board chambers and an overflow room Wednesday, many of them supporting a day of 6.5 hours instead of the proposed 7.5 hour day proposed by CPS officials.
So a longer day was a good idea, then it was a bad idea, now there's a compromise 6.5 hour day on the table.
- It's for the children;
- Hey, wait a minute, what hours are the cameras running?
- That seems excessive;
And finally the aldercreatures delay hearings because the voters haven't any idea what they really want. And the cops are wondering where all the gravely injured kids are that the cameras are supposed to protect - there don't seem to be any.
Oh, and that school budget shortfall? Getting bigger:
District officials were expected to update board members later Wednesday on their contentions that next year’s deficit could once again be as large as $700 million.
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