Chicago school system closes schools, expands sex education

On March 21, Chicago Public Schools announced a mass school closing, a move the city's illustrious (ahem) mayor, Rahm Emanuel, supports. From Reuters: Chicago will close 54 schools and 61 school buildings by the beginning of the next academic year in the country's third-largest public school district, a move that union leaders called the largest mass closing in the nation. The district will shutter 53 elementary schools and one high school by August, primarily in Hispanic and African-American neighborhoods. The district, which has a $1 billion annual deficit, has said it needs to close underutilized schools to save money.... The staff of the mayor, whose children attend private school, were not immediately available to comment on his whereabouts.... But have no fear--the children attending the remaining CPS schools, even those in kindergarten, will still learn how to engage in "safe" sex, and, if that fails, where they can go to get their abortions ... without having to be...(Read Full Post)